Send (album)

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Send
Send.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 2003
GenreAlternative rock
Length40:30
LabelPinkflag
Wire studio album chronology
The First Letter
(1991)
Send
(2003)
Object 47
(2008)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic84/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media(7.5/10)[4]
Robert ChristgauA−[5]

Send is the tenth album by the English rock group Wire. It was their first recording as a 4 piece since Manscape (1990) and the first full-length release by any incarnation of the group since 1991.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Wire.

  1. "In the Art of Stopping" – 3:34
  2. "Mr Marx's Table" – 3:02
  3. "Being Watched" – 2:57
  4. "Comet" – 3:17
  5. "The Agfers of Kodack" – 3:11
  6. "Nice Streets Above" – 3:45
  7. "Spent" – 4:43
  8. "Read & Burn" – 2:34
  9. "You Can't Leave Now" – 3:41
  10. "Half Eaten" – 1:58
  11. "99.9" – 7:42

Limited edition[edit]

Initial mail-order copies of the album came with a bonus live album "WIRE – Metro, Chicago, 14th September 2002". It was reported that this inclusion came about due to concern being raised at the fact that the majority of Send had already been available on the group's two Read & Burn EPs, issued in 2002.[6]

  1. "99.9"
  2. "Germ Ship"
  3. "Mr Marx's Table"
  4. "First Fast"
  5. "Read & Burn"
  6. "The Agfers of Kodack"
  7. "Comet"
  8. "In the Art of Stopping"
  9. "Spent"
  10. "I Don't Understand"

'Send Ultimate'[edit]

The album was reissued with a bonus CD and expanded liner notes by Wilson Neate in 2010 as Send Ultimate.

  1. "I Don't Understand" – 3:18
  2. "Trash/Treasure" – 5:08
  3. "Raft Ants" – 2:05
  4. "Germ Ship" – 1:51
  5. "1st Fast" – 1:41
  6. "Artificial Gravity" – 6:14
  7. "DJ Fuckoff" – 5:30
  8. "12 Times U" – 1:40
  9. "Our Time (Minimal Mix)" – 4:24
  10. "Desert Diving (Alt Mix)" – 5:22
  11. "12 Times X" – 1:30

Personnel[edit]

Wire

Production

Reception[edit]

Mojo Magazine ranked Send at 10 on their best albums of 2003 list.[7] The album also scores 84/100 on Metacritic, signifying "universal acclaim".[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/send/wire
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ The Guardian review
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  5. ^ Robert Christgau review
  6. ^ Grannell, Craig (April 2003). "Wire: Send". Reviews. Wireviews. Retrieved 25 March 2009.
  7. ^ http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/mojoend.html
  8. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/send/wire