Release Date: October 1980
A-Z's insular, cloistered nature gives the feel of a 3,000 piece puzzle with no jagged edges to be found -- everything seems obtuse and ovular. That said, it takes some deep listening to get a grip on. It might not be a Wire record in name, but A-Z truly deserves to be held in the same regard as Pink Flag, Chairs Missing, and 154. It might be really warped and utterly confusing at times, but it's riveting throughout.
- Andy Kellman, AllMusic