A great compilation, but totally different to the "A-List"
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Instead of collecting all their favourite pop-songs as the "A-List" did, "Coatings" presents Wire as a progressive dance-rock-group like New Order oder Underworld. It contains several studio-outtakes, b-sides, remixes, a previously unreleased John-Peel-Session and the Japan-only three track addition to their album "Manscape". Together with its counterpart "The A-List", this is a perfectly good introduction to the work of this innovative British group."
What - MORE remixes??
Michael Heminger | Pardeeville, WI | 10/10/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know if we really needed ANOTHER remix collection from these daft geniuses, but more is almost always good in the annals of the Wire catalog. The last 3 cuts are new, and superior to what was their most recent material ("Another The Letter") when this was released (1997). One of the greatest bonuses is the inclusion of the moody - almost ambient - remix of "It's A Boy" from the 1988 single for "Eardrum Buzz". You get yet another version of "Drill" and an excellent version of "Madman's Honey". Recommended for purists."