Chairs Missing

Wire - Chairs Missing
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 86 ratings
1978 Ratings: #3
August 1, 1978 / Release Date
LP / Format
Harvest / Label
Post-Punk, Art Punk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

The arty darkness of Chairs Missing, combined with the often icy-sounding synth/guitar arrangements, helps make the record a crucial landmark in the evolution of punk into post-punk and goth, as well as a testament to Wire's rapid development and inventiveness.

100
Pitchfork
Each new section leads to a nastier climax, culminating in a blazing guitar-and-drum conflagration.
tha138
78
Someone is making a joke.
I counted the chairs several times and I'm sure none was missing!
But i recall a british band, on its second album, that was moving the chairs while playing with its used, punk knives.
Praesent
96
This album is its own masterpiece, even though it often gets overlooked by 154 or Pink Flag.
mz
NR
Let's miss out!
CheapandLethal
85
Great
moris_urari
93
1. Practice Makes Perfect > 0.93
2. French Film Blurred > 0.89
3. Another the Letter > 0.91
4. Men 2nd > 0.89
5. Marooned > 0.89
6. Sand in My Joints > 0.75
7. Being Sucked in Again > 0.83
8. Heartbeat > 0.79
9. Mercy > 0.84
10. Outdoor Miner > 0.85
11. I Am the Fly > 0.94
12. I Feel Mysterious Today > 0.87
13. From the Nursery > 0.84
14. Used To > 0.77
15. Too Late > 0.80

85.3 + 5 (cohesion) + 5 (innovation) = 93
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Track List

  1. Practice Makes Perfect
  2. French Film Blurred
  3. Another the Letter
  4. Men 2nd
  5. Marooned
  6. Sand in My Joints
  7. Being Sucked in Again
  8. Heartbeat
  9. Mercy
  10. Outdoor Miner
  11. I Am the Fly
  12. I Feel Mysterious Today
  13. From the Nursery
  14. Used To
  15. Too Late  
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