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The Wire: Issue 383, January 2015 (Magazine)
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Releases of the year
We asked our contributors to nominate their top 10 vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams of the year, then we counted up the votes

Critics' Reflections
Our contributors look back on 2015’s cultural highs and lows

Pictures Of Infinity
Stewart Smith on the cosmic jazz connection

Leave The Capital
Abi Bliss on underground music thriving outside the metropolis

Writing And Difference
Frances Morgan on women writing about music

Ego Trippin'
Richard Stacey on MCs growing up in public

Moving Premises
Patrick Ward on the return of the concept album

Columnists' charts
Our specialist critics select music that rocked their corner of the subculture, from avant rock to the outer limits

Artists' Reflections
A cast of 2015’s most active movers and shakers shine the spotlight on their cultural year

Archive Releases Of The Year
Our contributors voted for their Top 10 reissue or archival albums, tracks and downloads, and we counted them all up

Marc Baron
The French collage artist tape-tackles the jumble of daily life. By Nick Cain

Lawrence Lek
The film maker reveals truths about the modern city via parables of a depopulated future. By Emily Bick

Collateral Damage
DW Robertson (aka Ergo Phizmiz) assesses the drawbacks of music’s pay-what-you-want online economy

Global Ear Zagreb
The Croatian capital’s disparate underground music scene is alive with possibilities. By Antonio Pošćić

Invisible Jukebox Gnod
Salford’s neo-psych warriors trip over The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Nick Mitchell

The Inner Sleeve
Noveller on Sonic Youth's Goo videos

John Collins finds his own space on a tour bus in Ghana

Print Run
New music books: jazz and religion, musical revolution, the mysteries of Japan, and adventures in American music

On Screen
New films and DVDs: Theory Of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents and Tubby Hayes: A Man In A Hurry

On Site
Recent exhibitions: X-Ray Audio: Forbidden Soviet Music ‘On The Bone’ in Birmingham, and Karen Finley in London

On Location
Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Semibreve, Jazzfest Berlin, Księżyc, PJ Harvey, and more

Soundcheck A-Z
Apparatus, Dean Blunt, Joshua Bonnetta, The Bug, Circuit Breaker, Dikeman/Parker/Drake, Eartheater, Father Murphy, Jürg Frey, Gaika, Dominique Grimaud, Guttersnipe, Hijokaidan, Hijokaidan x Yoshihide Otomo, Jojo Hiroshige, Jojo Hiroshige & Haruo Ueda, Eva-Maria Houben, JT The Goon, Jack Latham, Lilly Joel, David Lynch & Mark Zebrowski, Stephan Mathieu, Daniel Menche & Mamiffer, Miss Red, Mordant Music, Jon Mueller, Cian Nugent, Roly Porter, Pyramids Of Space, Hans Joachim Roedelius & Leon Muraglia, Marianne Schuppe, Keith Seatman, Shapednoise, The Sprawl, Swifta Beater, Thanet, Tortoise, Aino Tytti, Vainio & Vigroux, Various: Gqom Oh!, Various: Grime 2015, Various: NoFi Rainbow Vol 2, Various: Pekak!, Various: Territoires Vol 1, Nate Wooley Quintet, Wrekmeister Harmonies, Zeitkratzer

The Boomerang
African Head Charge, Laddio Bolocko, John Cale, Change, The Milo Fine Free Jazz Ensemble, Dredd Foole, Magma, Tom Mkhize, Normil Hawaiians, Gary Numan, The Soul Jazzmen, Various: LEAF 20, Volcano The Bear