Wire United Kingdom

Aliases: Wir.

The best album credited to Wire is Pink Flag which is ranked number 309 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 6,281.

Wire is ranked number 200 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 11,396.

Wire official website: http://pinkflag.com/

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Wire best albums

The following albums by Wire are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1977
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95
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89
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81
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2017
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39
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37
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Total albums: 23. Page 1 of 3

This may not be a complete discography for Wire.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Wire bestography composition

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1960s 0 0%
1970s 3 0%
1980s 5 0%
1990s 4 0%
2000s 4 0%
2010s 5 0%
2020s 2 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 21 91%
Yes 2 9%
Live? Albums %
No 22 96%
Yes 1 4%

Wire best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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1.
Rating: 89 (99 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Chairs Missing)
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Rating: 88 (160 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pink Flag)
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Rating: 87 (159 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pink Flag)
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Rating: 87 (153 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Pink Flag)
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Rating: 87 (63 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album 154)
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Rating: 86 (162 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pink Flag)
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Rating: 86 (61 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album 154)
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Rating: 86 (75 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Chairs Missing)
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Rating: 85 (54 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album 154)
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Rating: 85 (82 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Chairs Missing)
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Rating: 84 (86 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Chairs Missing)
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Rating: 84 (133 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pink Flag)
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Rating: 84 (135 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pink Flag)
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Rating: 84 (148 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Pink Flag)
15.
Rating: 84 (125 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pink Flag)
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Rating: 84 (123 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pink Flag)
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Rating: 83 (74 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Chairs Missing)
18.
Rating: 83 (130 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pink Flag)
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Rating: 83 (67 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Chairs Missing)
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Rating: 83 (124 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pink Flag)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

Wire ratings

Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 57 votes)
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06/11/2019 16:17 RasmV  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 43873/100

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This artist is rated in the top 2% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 82.3/100, a mean average of 82.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.7/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 16.2.

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Wire comments

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From 11/30/2017 20:38
I love Pink Flag, have listened to 154 and Chairs missing and I don't think they're quite as good - but still a great band.
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From 01/21/2016 02:26
Thanks to 154, Chairs Missing and Pink Flag, this band has grown on me
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From 01/06/2015 23:42
"What's your favorite Wire album?"

Why not just make me choose a favorite child?
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From 07/18/2014 11:16
They are magnificent. But I must say, I saw them in the 90ies (or was it 2000s?) and that was one of the biggest disappointments I ever experienced. When you do a reunion concert, you should at least behave professionally, (like e.g. Velvet Underground did). Wire were very obviously bored and embarrassed to be forced to get together again.
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From 07/18/2013 02:09
I know there are more Wire fans out there. It's okay to comment! This band deserves real recognition. I saw them play last night in NYC and they were terrific. They play so fast and precise it was awe inspiring. I am very glad I discovered this group.
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From 03/31/2013 06:24
An important band. Though Pink Flag is not overrated as it's considered a classic of minimilism, the band's overall output is quite excellent. 154 and Chairs Missing are equally great albums. A great band.
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