The Wire

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


Complete back issue archive now available digitally!

Every back issue of The Wire is now available to all our subscribers online and via the iPad, iPhone and Android apps. That’s more than 350 issues and 25,000 pages of underground and experimental music history – a unique archive containing issues of the magazine that in some cases have been unavailable for up to three decades.

Up until now, subscribers have only been able to access monthly digital editions of the magazine going back to August 2006 – now they can view and read every issue going back to issue one and summer 1982. The entire archive is searchable, of course, so you can locate any and every article and review ever published by the magazine on specific musicians, groups or genres, or by key critics and contributors.

The Wire archive will be an essential resource for anyone who's into underground music, one that will continue to expand as each new issue of the magazine is added to it.

If you order a print subscription you get automatic access to the digital archive. Digital-only subscriptions are also available. For more details and prices click here.


Looking for an article on a guy, can't remember his name, with a collection, almost a museum, of moogs, or early to current synthesizers. Please inform issue of article. Thank you, jan,

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