Wire: Silver/Lead

Wire: Silver/Lead

By John Bergstrom

On their 16th album, Wire sound more like themselves than ever, yet refuse to become complacent. 29 Mar 2017 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

22 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Snakes on a Plane (2006)

The criminals have to come up with an outlandish plot and the relationship between law and lawlessness thence devolves into one of mutual deterrence, theorization perpetuated into extremity.

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22 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Material Girls (2006)

"What a tragedy," says Inez, when the sisters complain about riding the city bus. "Right up there with the national debt."

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22 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Syrian Bride (2006)

The Syrian Bride, like Walk on Water and the Oscar-nominated Paradise Now, is part of the optimistic Israeli New Wave in filmmaking, these days. And it's well worth watching.

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22 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno

Meno's writing is clever and whimsical, yet a feeling of quiet solemnity pervades.

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22 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Libertine (2004)

Rochester is "a beaten man," observes writer-director Laurence Dunmore, "Whilst he sort of knee-jerks the defiance."

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22 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cheikh Lô: Lamp Fall

Mostly sunny, while still retaining the bite of musicians playing with intensity, and well-produced without any gimmickry, Lamp Fall is at the top of the Afro-pop ranks.

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Ben Watt: Buzzin Fly Volume III

On his annual mix, Watt features more of the chill but often chilly deep house that's made Buzzin' Fly's name -- and staves off a 'challenge', too.

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22 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

SCSI-9: The Line of Nine

This is fine, technically precise production quality from a Moscow scene that shows much promise.

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Various Artists: Live at KEXP, Vol. 2

KEXP fundraising compilation delivers quality performances from some of indie rock's hottest talents...but takes very few chances.

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The Lovekill: These Moments Are Momentum

The gritty, seedier side of power punk... straight out of Cleveland.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

'The Chamber' Keeps the Drama and Suspense Going

// Short Ends and Leader

"The Chamber is the filmic equivalent of a fairground ride, the stimulation of emotion over ideas.

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