NoMeansNo   Wrong
4.3 Ranking: #37 for 1989
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5.0 classicTimeToDie | April 13th 12

The definitive progressive punk album. This album is filled with great songs that incorporate jazzy baselines and complex rhythms.

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4.5 superbNick Butler EMERITUS | June 26th 06

PUNK. AS. F*CK. Seriously, if you could throw all the ingredients you need to create the perfect punk band into a pot, NoMeansNo would probably pop out after you're done boiling. Awesome, manly basslines, excursions into dirty, manly jazz, intricate, manly (well, kinda) guitar lines, and near-psychedelic invention, all locked into an endless, furious groove. All that, and songs called "Big Dick" and "Brainless Wonder". On "The Tower", they prove they can play straight up rock-n-roll with the best of them, too, and "Rags And Bones" boasts one of the most addictive riffs in punk history. Refused would later improve on this blueprint, but they needed NoMeansNo to lay the foundations for them first, and Wrong is the album where they absolutely nailed it.

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5.0 classicBrendan M. | August 27th 14

If there's one word to describe this album, it would simply be fucking Punk. Seriously, this album just breaks so many rules, pushes so many boundaries, connects to the listener, will frequently make the listener either laugh or cry (usually both in the same song), and it sports one of the most satisfying "Fuck off" attitudes ever. The lyrics aren't necessarily anti-authority or any of that mindless shit, but the fact that they wrote their songs with aggression yet balanced them with prog rock sensibilities is simply astonishing. How many punk records can you think of have musicianship this great? How many prog records are so brutally emotional? It's both; the definitive prog-punk record if you will. Any band who can put female backing vocals into a punk song, any band who can make a song as devastatingly catchy as anything on here, any band who can simply make a don't-give-a-fuck kind of record as amazing as this one deserves a hard 5. As Nick said, Refused, Nation of Ulysses, Slint, hell even bands like Off Minor, Converge, and Drive Like Jehu borrowed a ton from this record. But influences aside, this is simply one of the best punk albums of all time, and even one of the best rock albums of all time. The Minutemen on crack.

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5.0 classicJeremy I. | September 10th 11

There will never be another band quite like NoMeansNo. Hailing from Canada and playing a rtechnical and rhythmically complex brand of punk rock, the band has never broken through rwith mainstream success, but that doesn't seem to bother them at all. After over 30 years rand 10 studio albums, it's safe to say Wrong is their crowning achievement. The music is rangry, hilarious, beautiful, and utterly original. It is nearly impossible to capture the ressence of Wrong; it doesn't fit in with the landscape of what was being made at the time rnor with what has been made since. Each song is a concoction of different styles and ideas, rseamlessly shifting tempos at a rate that would make jazz musicians proud. A bizarre punk rrock contradiction of being both instrumentally ambitious and emotionally raw, it is truly rtimeless music. Far and away one of my favorite albums of all time and a criminally under rappreciated gem.

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5.0 classicGortholomew Sombodom | August 17th 08

I SAID WHITE MAN, YOU, YOU, YOU, YOU, YOU JUST STARTIN TO GET
THE BLUES

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