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I honestly believe I will go with the classic trilogy of Pink Flag, Chairs Missing, and 154 first, though.
I have all three of these albums and love 'em all for different reasons. You'll find a much more melodic Wire by 154. Back in the day Wire were huge at the college station I was at... then again we were all a bunch of music snobs. Regardless, I can always find a Wire song for most occasions.
As for Send, I added it at the radio station I was at because, hey, it's fuckin' Wire!! But that release is actually very good. I was pleasantly surprised to hear a matured Wire, but one that didn't lose its edge.
It is my opinion and I am unanimous in this, because it is my opinion, which is, in fact, mine.