The late-'70s postpunk legends expand on their famously minimal sound in Red Barked Tree , piling on plenty of psych-pop texture on "Adapt" and utilizing…
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Red Barked Tree

The late-'70s postpunk legends expand on their famously minimal sound in Red Barked Tree, piling on plenty of psych-pop texture on ''Adapt'' and utilizing what might be an acoustic guitar (!) on the dreamy title track. That said, frontman Colin Newman hasn’t exactly mellowed since re-forming Wire in 2000. ''F--- off out of my face,'' he warns over a sleek funk groove on opener ''Please Take.'' ''You take up too much space.'' B

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Originally posted Jan 05, 2011 Published in issue #1137 Jan 14, 2011 Order article reprints