These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: After their first return in 1985, they drew much ire from much of their fanbase by releasing a string of poppy, overproduced records, culminating in the critical disaster that was 1991's Manscape. Live, however, the songs often took on a very different character, though Wire, being the contrarians that they were, never released a proper live album from this period... Until 2010, with the inception of their "Legal Download Bootleg Series", one of the first of which was a 1988 performance from the Astoria in London. To summarize the average fan reaction: Hotdamn.
Or, somewhat earlier, their revival of various '80s numbers on their 2000 comeback tour.
Much of the material that eventually became Change Becomes Us was notoriously difficult or poorly recorded live versions. Enter the 2013 album, and it's some of the band's best recordings in years.
Sampled Up: The main riff to Elastica's "Connection," is "Three Girl Rhumba" half a step down with a variation every fourth bar. Another Elastica single from the same album, "Line Up," used the melody to the chorus of "I Am the Fly" for its own chorus. Wire threatened lawsuit over these similarities, but ultimately settled out of court for songwriting credit.