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154
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Japanese pressing is part of a reissue series of three albums from Wire featuring digital remastering and Japan original cardboard sleeve jacket designs. Complete series includes Pink Flag, Chairs Missing, and 154. Virgin....  more »

      
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All Artists: Wire
Title: 154
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Pink Flag
Original Release Date: 1/1/1979
Re-Release Date: 4/11/2006
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 843190000524

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Japanese pressing is part of a reissue series of three albums from Wire featuring digital remastering and Japan original cardboard sleeve jacket designs. Complete series includes Pink Flag, Chairs Missing, and 154. Virgin. 2006.

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Bonus Track Explanation
GroundZero | Chicago, IL | 05/31/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"According to AllMusic.com regarding the extra tracks: "The original 1989 CD issue by Restless Retro features four bonus tracks from an experimental EP issued with some copies of the vinyl LP." I don't know why Amazon lists these tracks on the remastered CD, they're not there."
This Is The Standard
Aintry | Columbia, Illinois USA | 01/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"No other record ever made swings as widely as this one: Raw Power (Two People In A Room), Nervous Poetry (The Other Window), Euro Pop (On Returning), Glory (Map Reference) and such a force that sounds like the end of all life, yet you wish it could go on after it is over (A Touching Display). There has never been, nor ever will be, a record quite like this. To describe 154 is to photograph heaven. Lyrically and musically ahead of any other post-punk band by light years, this is the disc I would be stranded with. If you don't have it, get it now, and be ready to re-adjust your views on life."
A POST-PUNK CLASSIC
Clifford Hodge | Wisconsin | 06/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A CLIFFORD HODGE REVIEW
This is one of the overlooked classics of the post-punk era, and probably belongs on the top 20 list with NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS, the first CLASH album, PIL's SECOND EDITION, etc., yet it even gets underrated by WIRE fans. This has a dark, bass sound, associated with groups like JOY DIVISION, but with a more ominous-sounding vocal style. Probably darker than JOY DIVISION, SISTERS OF MERCY, THE CURE, etc., it may have been considered just too gloomy, although it is not so much depressing as it is oppressive, hammering at you more like a series of short Jonathan Kane compositions, but less repetitious, and with deep vocals invoking strange dream-like images. This should be the album for which WIRE is remembered 80 years from now. The LP on original release in 1979, contained a bonus 7-inch, but the CD has 4 extra tracks not on the LP. This is a must-have for fans of progressive punk/new wave."