On the cover: The Wire’s essential
review of the year’s best music, including the Top 50 Releases of
the Year, writers’ and musicians’ reflections, and essays on 2011’s
key developments, including Mark Fisher on the crackle of dissent,
David Keenan on the sedition of song and Philip Clark on the
liberation of sounds, and views from the office. Plus Michael
Chapman's Invisible Jukebox, Spencer Clark & James Ferraro,
Gonjasufi, Kouhei Matsunaga, Claudia Molitor and more.