Mind Hive

Wire - Mind Hive
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2020 Ratings: #185 / 614
User Score
Based on 132 ratings
2020 Ratings: #897
January 24, 2020 / Release Date
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Wire is a legend, a living legend who keeps setting itself on fire till it's totally burned.
Mind Hive is a very basic punk album, that came from punk legends, Wire. There aren't many interesting melodies, or catchy choruses, that make even the more modern Wire albums fun. I admire that classic punk bands are still fairly consistently releasing new music, but let's be honest; Wire isn't going to make another Pink Flag. I'm glad they still enjoy studio recordings, but albums like Mind Hive aren't helping the Wire legacy.

Favorite Tracks: "Be Like Them", "Primed and ... read more
The unenthusiastic songwriting and flat instrumentation come together to create a very bloated album.

Light 5/10
It is just a mixed bag for me. I did enjoy half of the tracks here but I don't care for the other half but I respect Wire for keep releasing albums and not really falling off too hard.

Track Review

Be Like Them 7.5/10
Cactused 5/10
Primed and Ready 7/10
Off the Beach 5.5/10
Unrepentant 5/10
Shadows 6.5/10
Oklahoma 6.5/10
Hung 7/10
Humming 5/10

Average: 6.1/10
This album is fucking great I don't understand all the low scores
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Track List

  1. Be Like Them
  2. Cactused
  3. Primed and Ready
  4. Off the Beach
  5. Unrepentant
  6. Shadows
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Hung
  9. Humming
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Added on: October 22, 2019