1985–1990: The A List

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1985-1990: The A List
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Compilation album by Wire
Released 18 May 1993
Recorded 1985–1990
Genre
Length 74:30
Label Mute
Wire compilation album chronology
The Peel Sessions Album
(1989)
1985-1990: The A List
(1993)
Behind the Curtain
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]

1985–1990: The A List is a compilation album by Wire. It was released on 18 May 1993. It comprises recordings by the band from 1985 to 1990 and is seen as the band's second "best of", complimenting 1989's On Returning (1977–1979), the "best of" album for the first era of the band.

As the back cover states, the track listing was decided by asking various compilers to name their "Top 21" Wire tracks from the 1985–1990 era in order of preference, which were then arranged on a "football league" basis. The final chosen tracks and running order are based on this chart and the maximum running time of a compact disc, with no edits to songs.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Wire. 

No. Title Length
1. "Ahead"   5:00
2. "Kidney Bingos"   4:09
3. "A Serious of Snakes"   4:44
4. "Eardrum Buzz"   4:14
5. "Drill"   5:03
6. "Ambitious"   4:11
7. "In Vivo"   3:25
8. "The Finest Drops"   4:56
9. "Madman's Honey"   4:29
10. "Over Theirs"   5:27
11. "Silk Skin Paws"   4:51
12. "The Queen of Ur and the King of Um"   4:01
13. "Torch It!"   7:25
14. "Advantage in Height"   3:04
15. "Point of Collapse"   3:24
16. "Feed Me"   5:58

Personnel[edit]

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steve Huey. "1985-1990: The A List". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Robert Christgau. "Wire". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Marisa Fox (21 May 1993). "1985-1990: The A List". Entertainment Weekly (171). Retrieved 22 February 2012. 

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