Chairs Missing (studio album) by Wire

Chairs Missing by Wire
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 732nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 373 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1978 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (168th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (732nd)
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CHAIRS MISSING [6/22] NEW VINYL
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Wire bestography

Chairs Missing is ranked 2nd best out of 23 albums by Wire on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Wire is Pink Flag which is ranked number 307 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,266.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 373 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 81.1/100, a mean average of 79.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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75/100
From 08/25/2021 18:19
This feels significantly less inspired and creative than Pink Flag. Mostly straightforward punk rock with a couple forgettable delvings into some foreign territory
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From 06/24/2020 13:00
Great follow up after Pink Flag their sound evolved still minimalistic but a change in tempo that builds tension.
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What an album, the best post punk i have ever heard

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From 10/28/2018 09:34
Three tracks I like, Too Late, Outdoor Miner and I Am The Fly. The rest is OK.
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From 03/07/2017 04:34
Wire reinvented and still managed to equalize the quality of their perfect debut. That says miles about them as a band.
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From 07/29/2016 23:15
Decent, nothing compared to Pink Flag.
High Points:
Outdoor Miner
I Am The Fly
Too Late
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95/100
From 06/18/2016 17:26
I actually think, chairs missing, is a better record than, pink flag. It really sounds more fully formed than the previous record. Don't get me wrong, I love, pink flag, but this one has more focus and better songs. Genius stuff.
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From 03/04/2016 00:57
Good stuff!

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From 02/06/2014 06:03
mother of the wipers
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From 11/07/2013 14:59
I think I honestly lost interest after listening to Pink Flag one too many times. I do think this album was a positive though. There was something great about it. 'I Am The Fly' and a few more I'm sure.
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