154 (studio album) by Wire

154
154 by Wire
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 1,070th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 247 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1979 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (234th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,070th)
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Wire 154 Harvest Records SHSP 4105 First Pressing VG+/VG+ No EP
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Wire - 154 [CD]
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154 [1979] Wire (CD, Sep-1989, Restless Retro (USA)) OOP COLIN NEWMAN BONUS TRKS
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Wire bestography

154 is ranked 3rd best out of 23 albums by Wire on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Wire is Pink Flag which is ranked number 317 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,317.

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154 track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 247 votes)
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08/16/2020 14:14 roberto71  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,53570/100
 
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08/09/2020 19:47 TonyF12345  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,10076/100
 
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07/20/2020 07:30 ssteve  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,08780/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.2/100, a mean average of 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.0.

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From 06/24/2020 13:05
The final installment in the band’s trilogy of early albums this continues the evolution to almost robotic dream like futuristic music. This is just as strong as first 2 albums way ahead of their time hopefully more people are discovering the band.
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From 09/11/2019 22:53
What an album...gothic rock one minute, stoner rock the next, than they hit you with some warped new wave textures. Brilliant.
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From 02/29/2016 12:02
Map Ref is one of the most beautifull songs of the 70's
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From 12/28/2015 17:54
Un disco fuera de tiempo
The 15 es algo que muchas bandas de shoegaze en los noventa hubieran deseado componer.
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From 06/04/2015 20:55
Touching Display sounds like something Scott Walker would record.
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From 12/23/2014 14:59
The drawbacks in being blinded by your own arrogance are so high, that you haven't realised that you've made a fatal miscalculation in your proposition. Mass hysteria ensues.
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From 10/11/2014 22:57
form the album artwork to every track 154 is a very intriguing album
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From 04/24/2013 16:26
Far removed from Pink Flag. Seems like another step forward into unchartered territory after Chairs Missing. Really inventive guitar sounds, creating a unique atmosphere.
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