Chairs Missing (album) by Wire

Chairs Missing
Chairs Missing by Wire (1978)
Overall rank: 683rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 332 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1978 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (162nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (683rd)
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WIRE Chairs Missing HARVEST LP RARE A2 / B2 ORIGINAL 1978 UK PRESSING SHSP4093
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Time left: 5h 23m 11s
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WIRE Chairs Missing 3xCD+Book/1978 UK/Deluxe/Special Edition/Rare Tracks+Singles
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Time left: 1d 9h 10m 38s
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Wire - Chairs Missing [New Vinyl]
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Wire bestography

Chairs Missing is ranked 2nd best out of 20 albums by Wire on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Wire is Pink Flag which is ranked number 294 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,963.

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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 332 votes)
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12/03/2019 20:00 Askel  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 38984/100
 
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11/24/2019 23:39 saltysurprise  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,82082/100
 
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11/09/2019 02:41 phantom1305  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,27774/100
 
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10/04/2019 01:24 RomanRelic  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 56674/100

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This album is rated in the top 1% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.7.

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From leniad 07/10/2019 20:43
100/100

What an album, the best post punk i have ever heard

Amazing
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Rating:  
80/100
From Goliath 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 Komorebi-D 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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75/100
From dgarr22 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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Rating:  
95/100
From garycottier 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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70/100
From ItSaysDilbert 03/04/2016 00:57
Good stuff!

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From arthurbittencourt 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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From 04/18/2013 18:36
I cannot fault this album
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Rating:  
95/100
From johnner 08/05/2012 15:29
Outdoor Miner.
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