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    In the recent discussion about the best Wire albums there was a view widely expressed that within O47 plus R&B3 there was a great album. If so, what tracks would be included if the album was to lady approx 45 minutes? Daft question I know, just a bit of "what if" fun.
    My attempt as follows.
    One of Us, Mekon Headman, He Knows, Desert Driving, 23 Years Late, Our Time, Perspex Icon, No warning Given, All Fours
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    I'd go for something like: One Of Us / Mekon Headman / Hard Currency / Perspex Icon / Four Long Years / 23 Years Too Late / Our Time / No Warning Given / Desert Diving / All Fours. Playing O47 recently, I ended up being quite fond of a good chunk of it. I still find Circumspect, Patient Flees and Are You Ready? pretty average for Wire, but the rest of it is the core of a decent album.
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    Object 47 is 60% excellent and the rest slightly less excellent. But I kinda like Circumspect. Read and Burn 3, meanwhile, is top drawer from start to finish.
    I'd rather mix up everything onto one disc – take the rough with the smooth – and, you never know, the weaker tracks (spaced apart) might be seen in a different light rather than within the tight confines of a nine-track album.
    I love analysing Wire albums!