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London Calling (album) by The Clash 

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London Calling
London Calling by The Clash (1979)
Overall rank: 12th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 1,594 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1979 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1970s (3rd)
Top 20 albums of all time (12th)

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The Clash bestography

London Calling is ranked as the best album by The Clash.

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From RobertChristgau 05/09/2015 18:31
Here's where they start showing off. If "Lost in the Supermarket," for instance, is just another alienated-consumption song, it leaps instantly to the head of the genre on the empathy of Mick Jones's vocal. And so it goes. Complaints about "slick" production are absurd--Guy Stevens slick?--and insofar as the purity of the guitar attack is impinged upon by brass, pianner, and shuffle, this is an expansion, not a compromise. A gratifyingly loose Joe Strummer makes virtuoso use of his four-note range, and Paul Simonon has obviously been studying his reggae records. Warm, angry, and thoughtful, confident, melodic, and hard-rocking, this is the best double-LP since Exile on Main Street. And it's selling for about $7.50.

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From F1Aaron 04/22/2015 22:49
A favorite album of mine's and one of my top tens. Love listening to it from beginning
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From 9999 04/12/2015 16:48
When you make an album with as many tracks as this one, it's almost impossible to be consistently great. The first half is masterful, but tracks 13 to 18 are a bit underwhelming for me. However, it ends up brilliantly with Train in vain. What I mean by that is that even though I like this record a lot, it would probably make my top 10 if it were shorter and, consequently, more consistent.
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From halloallesgoed 04/01/2015 16:50
Great, kind of perfect since every song is catchy in its own way, but still never steps totally out of the punkgenre, which is impressive.
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From louisjwyatt 03/29/2015 23:57
I don't get the Clash. I just don't. Maybe if I were around when they were making music I would appreciate this more, but after numerous listens I just don't get the big deal. Some of these tunes are really nice, but nothing too special to me. On the other hand, I'll probably continue to come back to this for some of the good tracks, especially Train in Vain.
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From 5432juan 03/21/2015 03:27
A punk album that everyone can truly find something to enjoy with. It traverses genres like 50s old school rock, pop, ska, and ragae among others. This album is insanely entertaining and is filled to the brim with energy. On top of that, a lot of the songs have strong meanings, like Spanish Bombs or London Calling. This album's energy, free spirit, and variety have allowed it to transcend time and age favorably.
Best Tracks: Train in Vain, Revolution Rock, Clampdown, London Calling
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From poppmusic 03/17/2015 00:29
Punk is not at all my thing. This album is nevertheless genius. It's the energy. What fun!
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From yonstein414 03/03/2015 00:28
The energy and brilliance of this album is uncanny. Hands down best album to come out of punk.
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From rnmusic1983 02/12/2015 13:13
deserves it's place as one of the best albums of all time
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From Pegleg 02/10/2015 14:20
Simply one of the best punk rock albums of all time!
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