Wire – Pink Flag (1977)

Pink Flag is one of those albums that holds its own kind of mysterious cult status. On the surface of it, Wire is not a particularly groundbreaking group, but on repeat listens one can appreciate some of the more subtle undertones to the music. At first it appears to be an interesting approach to the punk rock template but then when you realise the song structures are based entirely in repetition, almost to the point when the music / riffs become hypnotic, I begin to finally understand what makes Pink Flag stand out a bit more from its peers of the time.