Pink Flag (studio album) by Wire

Pink Flag
Pink Flag by Wire
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 317th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 691 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1977 (12th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (83rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (317th)
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83/100 (from 691 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.6/100, a mean average of 81.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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From 01/21/2021 17:50
There are many classics I can't say I'm really a fan of, but this was so disappointing. I mean, 21 tracks in 35 minutes, what's this? Do they try to make fun of the Ramones or are they serious? If they were (serious), they weren't convincing at all. Most of the tracks just pass you by without leaving any lasting impression. I wonder if I'll be able to recognise a single song in case of a -rather unlikely to be honest - second listen. Also, it seems to be labelled as both punk and post-punk, but it sounds much more like the former than the latter, which is a vague term anyway, but you get the point - this not a complaint or a criticism, just an observation. There is some variety that most punk records miss, but the vocals for example are just too punk(a bit whiny, a bit annoying, you know) . Stand out moments? There were some cool riffs for sure, if I had to pick one track, I'd go with Champs. I'm sure there's something I'm missing here, if anyone who is into it - and I guess there's many of you- would like to point out any of the qualities of this album, please do. There are many albums which don't make much sense out of context, so maybe one should be there as it happened to "get" it.
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From 12/12/2020 21:15
Very nice to hear this unique piece of art.
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70/100
From 07/08/2020 16:04
I just found out I'm not so into punk like I thought. Most of the songs sounded the same but I did like the pace of it, some songs are better than others but there isn't an outstanding one or so. I liked it, I bumped my head and stuff but it kinda felt like a 30 minute song tbh.
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From 06/24/2020 00:44
Pink Flag contains 21 songs, each fairly different than the other, making a pretty diverse and compact collage of punk. The album also never stagnates, maintaining interest throughout. It’s always baffled me how soon post punk started happening after the supposed beginning of punk rock just a year before with Ramones’ eponymous debut. Wire scratches a certain itch on Pink Flag that other punk acts don’t seem to even know about.
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80/100
From 12/20/2018 06:18
When it comes to songs, there's short and then there's too short. Still, it's a gas while it lasts.
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From 07/30/2018 20:38
Pink flag is a collection of short punk tunes, not all of them are great but its so short it will never make you wait.
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From 02/15/2018 19:19
Questo disco è una deflagrazione, un'esplosione di irruenza punk per una musica che tecnicamente proprio punk non è; canzoni mediamente di due minuti suonate con perizia, i Velvet Underground capitati in piena era punk, più o meno…
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From 01/20/2018 15:35
Very good. I immediately understood why this was influential.
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From 11/24/2017 20:45
A great album, wildly original, there is still nothing quite like it to compare to.
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From 08/20/2017 21:49
There isn't much to be said about this record other than it's an important landmark for punk
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