10:20
10-20 (Wire album).jpg
Compilation album by
Released2020
Genre
Length38:16
LabelPinkflag
Wire chronology
Mind Hive
(2020)
10:20
(2020)

10:20 is an album from English art punk band Wire, released on 19 June 2020.[1]

The band considers it a collection of "stray" tracks that never fit on previous albums,[1] some of which date back to the 1980s.[2] The album was released for Record Store Day.[2]

The album was initially announced as vinyl only but was eventually released in multiple formats.[3]

Reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic76/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]
Exclaim!7/10[6]

PopMatters called it "both essential for fans and an excellent primer for new listeners."[7] The Spill Magazine awarded the album 9 out of 10 describing it as "a brilliant snapshot of songs in a state of chrysalis, like a momentary acknowledgement that nothing truly ends."[8]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Boiling Boy (10:20 Version)"6:22
2."German Shepherds (10:20 Version)"4:28
3."He Knows"4:40
4."Underwater Experiences (10:20 Version)"2:20
5."The Art of Persistence"3:48
6."Small Black Reptile (10:20 Version)"3:42
7."Wolf Collides"4:06
8."Over Theirs (10:20 Version)"8:50

References

  1. ^ a b Cooper, Tim (16 June 2020). "Wire: 10:20 – album review". Louder Than War. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b Eede, Christian (11 March 2020). "Wire Announce New Album, '10:20'". The Quietus. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  3. ^ Grow, Kory (5 May 2020). "Wire Tease '10:20′ Comp With Reworked 'The Art of Persistence'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Metacritic Review". Metacritic. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  5. ^ Phares, Heather. "AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  6. ^ Damiao, Anthony (18 June 2020). "Wire Revisit Past Songs While Looking to the Future on Compilation '10:20'". Exclaim!. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  7. ^ Griffiths, Peter (17 June 2020). "Wire's '10:20' Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts". PopMatters. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  8. ^ catbrainlandx (2020-06-19). "SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: WIRE - 10:20". The Spill Magazine. Retrieved 2020-11-09.