The Wire

The world's greatest print and online music magazine. Independent since 1982


The Wire Primers: latest book on sale

Our latest published book is now available to buy here!

The Wire Primers: A Guide To Modern Music, edited by The Wire's Editor-at-Large Rob Young, is our essential guide to the core recordings of some of the most visionary and inspiring, subversive and radical musicians on the planet, past and present. Containing a selection of the magazine's popular regular article The Primer (which features a potted guide to the works of significant artists, groups or umbrella genres) alongside three new unpublished essays, readers are treated to demystifying chapters on key genres and movements, including musique concrète, turntablism, Noise and dubstep.

The 200-page book is published by Verso, you can purchase it directly from us, price £13, with free postage in the UK. Go here to buy it! Subscribers to the print edition of The Wire get a further discount of £2 off each copy.

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