On The Cover: The Wire's essential review of
the year's best music, including Top 50 Records of the Year,
writers' and musicians' reflections, and discussions of the state
of the art in sound. Plus: Monolake, Janek Schaefer, Josephine
Foster's Invisible Jukebox, Position Normal, The Village Orchestra,
Yan Jun, Paul Rooney in Cross Platform, Jad Fair, Kodwo Eshun on
sonic warfare, Cathi Unsworth on Gallon Drunk and more...