Wire United Kingdom

Aliases: Wir.

The best album credited to Wire is Pink Flag which is ranked number 319 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 5,901.

Wire is ranked number 198 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 11,124.

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

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Upcoming concerts

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18:00
Happy Hour w/ Chicken Wire Empire at Woodlands Tavern
Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, United States. United States
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Feb
04
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20:00
An Evening With Live Wire: The Ultimate AC/DC Tribute
Elevation 27, Virginia Beach, United States. United States
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Mar
18
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Live Wire
Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, United States. United States
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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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1978
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154 
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1979
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1987
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216
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2015
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95
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2013
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93
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2003
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80
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2020
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44
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42
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1988
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37
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Total albums: 25. 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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1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 3 0%
1980s 6 0%
1990s 4 0%
2000s 4 0%
2010s 5 0%
2020s 3 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 22 88%
Yes 3 12%
Live? Albums %
No 24 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: 88 (106 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Chairs Missing)
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Rating: 88 (168 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pink Flag)
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Rating: 87 (170 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pink Flag)
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Rating: 87 (68 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album 154)
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Rating: 87 (160 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Pink Flag)
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Rating: 86 (172 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pink Flag)
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Rating: 86 (66 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album 154)
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Rating: 86 (83 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Chairs Missing)
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Rating: 85 (59 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album 154)
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Rating: 85 (89 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Chairs Missing)
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Rating: 84 (142 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pink Flag)
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Rating: 84 (92 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Chairs Missing)
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Rating: 84 (143 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pink Flag)
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Rating: 84 (131 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pink Flag)
15.
Rating: 84 (157 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Pink Flag)
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Rating: 84 (130 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pink Flag)
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Rating: 83 (138 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pink Flag)
18.
Rating: 83 (82 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Chairs Missing)
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Rating: 83 (74 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Chairs Missing)
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Rating: 82 (132 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 62 votes)
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n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
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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 82.4/100, a mean average of 81.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.6/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 17.0.

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80/100
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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