The Who - Endless Wire – Polydor

PUBLISHED: 14:39 09 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:11 06 May 2010

The Who - Endless Wire – Polydor

The Who - Endless Wire – Polydor

Nearly a quarter of a century since Townshend and Daltrey s last album, Endless Wire carries not a little weight of expectation on its shoulders. Recorded sporadically over four years and comprising nine standalone songs and Townshend s mini-opera Wire

Nearly a quarter of a century since Townshend and Daltrey's last album, Endless Wire carries not a little weight of expectation on its shoulders.

Recorded sporadically over four years and comprising nine standalone songs and Townshend's 'mini-opera' Wire And Glass, narratives of love and religion feature heavily.

Townshend has said this is "not the old Who," but "something else".

Either way, the new Who are some way behind even the best current guitar bands, let alone having much bearing on The Who's early output.

Aside from the odd flourish, Daltrey's singing has weakened and at times sounds strained, while musically they plough an uninspirational, hackneyed furrow.

2/5


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Comet. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the The Comet