Chairs Missing (studio album) by Wire

Chairs Missing by Wire
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 775th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 408 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1978 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (174th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (775th)
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Wire bestography

Chairs Missing is ranked 2nd best out of 26 albums by Wire on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Wire is Pink Flag which is ranked number 322 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,589.

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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 408 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 80.8/100, a mean average of 79.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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90/100
From 03/30/2023 01:21
Tracks 1, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14 😎👍🏻
Art, Progressive, New Wave, Post-Punk, Punk, Avangard, Experimental 👍🏻
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From 02/28/2023 15:17
Very creative, experimentalish post-punk but without the depressing melancholy of bands like Joy Divison and The Cure or the abrassive nature of Gang of Four, The Pop Group or PiL. Outdoor Miner is probably the best song here.
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From 01/11/2023 00:28
A great album that creates brilliant suspense and tension with its minimalism and dark tone. This leads to an edgy atmosphere which is fantastic to explore as it really sucks you into the album once you get your head around the music. It did take me a few listens to properly understand this record but now I think it is great. The music feels so cohesive with the whole album feeling very together. It also feels very focused and like they knew exactly what they were trying to do on here which delivers a great experience for us. What really impresses me with this release is how they walk the line between an infectious sound and an alienating sound which works perfectly in creating this unique and engaging soundscape which leaves me confused but also in love with the music. Overall, this is an elite level record and definitely deserves credit for the high quality the group produced on here.
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80/100
From 05/29/2022 12:09
The only problem with this album is that once 'I am the fly' is in your head it won't leave.
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From 05/29/2022 11:38
Not as cohesive and impressive as Pink Flag, but still good album.
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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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From 07/10/2019 20:43
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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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Best Albums of 1978
1. Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
2. Parallel Lines by Blondie
3. The Cars by The Cars
4. This Year's Model by Elvis Costello
5. Van Halen by Van Halen
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11. Hemispheres by Rush
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13. Dire Straits by Dire Straits
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16. Outlandos D'Amour by The Police
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19. The Modern Dance by Pere Ubu
20. Powerage by AC/DC
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