Wire Pink Flag
4.3 Ranking: #11 for 1977
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4.5 superbPunkMoon | May 5th 13

A conversation with my friend Austin. Me: Dude, so have you heard Wire? Austin: No, what's it like? Me: So, it's punk, but it's not punk. It's like post-punk before post-punk was a thing. Wikipedia calls it art-punk. I don't really know how to describe it. Like, short, weird, catchy-as-hell melodic punk tunes. You've just got to listen to it. Austin: ...

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5.0 classicTheManMachine | July 19th 14

Reigns supreme in combining the worlds of raw, energetic, angry punk (merging into what would become hardcore) with texturecises, all-around excellent crunchy-yet-clear production, perfectionist tendencies, and quirky artsy traits; they even have an ear for a good melody occasionally. Its boundless influence alone should make this essential listening. Confident, unique, classic debut album.

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5.0 classicBrendan M. | July 14th 14

When the genre of punk rock is brought up, what most people would think of would be confrontational lyricism, sloppy, raw instrumentation, and the overall straightforward sound. But, that is the outsider view of the genre, since if you truly look around, you will find astounding diversity and experimentation. The fact that bands such as the Minutemen and the Ramones fit in with acts such as Converge and Big Black are good examples of this lack of boundaries, doing whatever the fuck you want for the sake of sounding original. You don't need astounding musicianship to make truly amazing music, and Wire's Pink Flag would fit the genre punk rock in every way. This is an album that has been endlessly copied and replicated to varying success, but the original source will always top everything else after it. This is an album that has very short songs, but the experimentation is manic with new guitar sounds, dynamics, and a sense of atmosphere that hadn't really been heard from a punk band before. I've often believed that once the Sex Pistols broke up, punk could've become synonymous with progressive rock due to this brand new lack of boundaries, and Pink Flag proves this. An artsy, inspiring, and truly satisfying listen, and one that is essential to any fan of punk music. 10 fucking stars

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4.0 excellentmkamrass | March 23rd 14

Really awesome punk album that keeps the energy of genre but also has its own creative
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5.0 classicYotimi | November 1st 12

Best album of the 70s.

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0.0 My valentine isn't the only thing that's bleeding. My ears | August 14th 12

Super overrated. It is really not as good as everyone says it is. Sure it has maybe two
songs on it that I like, but this was a colossal disappointment.

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