Customer Review

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Album Of 1977, 23 Jan. 2011
This review is from: Pink Flag (Audio CD)
The best album to be released in 1977 and easily the best to come out of the UK 'punk' scene. All of which is highly ironic because in no way were Wire punks, instead they were died in the wool art-rockers who a few years earlier might have been turning out sub-Genesis drivel. What punk gave them was a liberating interest in speed and brevity. These 21 songs speed past in 35 minutes, which means the few tracks I don't care for whizz past without problem. Overall the songs are very strong and the bands interest in textures shines through. This reissue actually gets bonus points for dropping Dot Dash and Options R, which simply do not fit in. Wire went on to make much great music but no album as great as this, which still sounds like the pre-cursor to all that was best in post-punk.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.7 out of 5 stars (22 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (17)
4 star:
 (4)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 111,343