Change Becomes Us

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Change Becomes Us
Studio album by Wire
Released 25 March 2013[1]
Recorded Spring 2012 at Rockfield Studios, Monmouth, Wales, UK; Swim Studio, London, England, UK
Genre Post-punk, art punk, alternative rock
Length 48:45
Label Pink Flag
Producer Colin Newman
Wire chronology
Red Barked Tree
Change Becomes Us
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork (8.2/10)[5]
Spin (8/10)[6]

Change Becomes Us is the thirteenth studio album by British post-punk band Wire. It was released on 25 March 2013.[1]

Album information

The album features songs based on ideas from 1979/1980 that were originally quick sketches for live performances.[1] In particular, "Doubles and Trebles", "Keep Exhaling", "Reinvent Your Second Wheel", "Stealth of a Stork", "Time Lock Fog", "Eels Sang", "Love Bends", "& Much Besides" and "Attractive Space" are reworked versions of "Ally in Exile", "Relationship", "ZEGK HOQP", "Witness to the Fact", "5/10", "Eels Sang Lino", "Piano Tuner (Keep Strumming Those Guitars)", "Eastern Standard" and "Underwater Experiences" respectively, which originally appeared on the 1981 live album Document and Eyewitness. The album was made available on CD and digitally on 25 March, followed by a special edition on vinyl on 20 April 2013 (Record Store Day).[7]

The album cover is a photograph of the red hallway in Seattle's Central Library.

Track listing

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Doubles & Trebles" Graham Lewis Colin Newman (song) / Wire (music) 3:50
2. "Keep Exhaling" Lewis Newman (song) / Wire (music) 1:39
3. "Adore Your Island" Lewis Newman (song) / Wire (music) 2:45
4. "Re-Invent Your Second Wheel" Lewis Lewis, Newman (song) / Wire (music) 3:45
5. "Stealth of a Stork" Lewis Newman (song) / Wire (music) 1:54
6. "B/W Silence" Lewis Newman (song) / Wire (music) 4:40
7. "Time Lock Fog" Lewis Newman (song) / Wire (music) 5:45
8. "Magic Bullet" Lewis Newman (song) / Wire (music) 3:41
9. "Eels Sang" Lewis Lewis, Newman (song) / Wire (music) 2:15
10. "Love Bends" Lewis Newman (song) / Wire (music) 4:01
11. "As We Go" Lewis Newman (song) / Wire (music) 4:36
12. "& Much Besides" Newman Newman (song) / Wire (music) 6:13
13. "Attractive Space" Lewis Newman (song) / Wire (music) 3:33




Chart (2013) Peak
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 165
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[9] 23


  1. ^ a b c "Wire to release new album Change Becomes Us". NME. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
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  3. ^ Phares, Heather. "Change Becomes Us review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  4. ^ Bray, Ryan (28 March 2013). "Album review: Wire – Change Becomes Us". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  5. ^ Wolk, Douglas (2 April 2013). "Wire - Change Becomes Us". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  6. ^ Gubbels, Jason (28 March 2013). "Wire, Change Becomes Us (Pink Flag)". Spin. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Change Becomes Us (pf19)". Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  8. ^ " – Wire – Change Becomes Us" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Wire Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
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