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Critics' Choice 2015 - Wire

Every day over the festive period we’ll be bringing you some music from the 2015 Critics’ Choice…

First up, these godfathers of post rock, Wire, who released their 13th album, the self-titled Wire, earlier this year. It was an album of which reviewer Rob Hughes said “These days they’ve stripped everything back, creating pulsing agit-rock with precious little fat,” in his review. “If we were likened to King Crimson in 1969 we would be very, very happy to be prog,” the band told us when we spoke to them back in May.

So, from Wire, here’s Burning Bridges, an engaging slice of post rock that sits at No. 20 in the 2015 Critics’ Choice…

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.