Pink Flag

Wire - CD - Rating: 10/10

Wire’s first album is the one that all my punk rock friends consider their best. For me, it’s a great record but it lacks the experimentation of later releases. That said, Pink Flag is leaps and bounds better than most of punk records of the same era. They are much more aligned with the artsy side of punk than the rock ‘n’ roll-y side of the movement (ala the Ramones or The Clash). There are so many great tracks on this: “Three Girl Rhumba,” “Ex-Lion Tamer,” “Fragile,” “1 2 XU,” and the list goes on…

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