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London Calling (album) by The Clash 

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London Calling
London Calling by The Clash (1979)
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 1,269 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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London Calling is an album by The Clash. It is ranked number 12 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 61,697 from 1,303 greatest album charts.

London Calling is ranked number 1 in the best albums of 1979 and number 3 in the best albums of the 1970s.

In total, there are 14 music albums by The Clash which appear in the greatest album charts and London Calling is ranked as the best.

There are 115 comments for this album from BestEverAlbums.com members and London Calling has an average rating of 87 out of 100 (from 1,269 votes). Please log in or register to leave a comment or assign a rating.

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1.Track pickLondon Calling
90/100 (425 votes)
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2.Brand New Cadillac
84/100 (199 votes)
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3.Jimmy Jazz
83/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.Hateful
85/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.Rudie Can't Fail
87/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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6.Spanish Bombs
88/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.The Right Profile
83/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.Lost In The Supermarket
87/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.Clampdown
86/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.Track pickThe Guns Of Brixton
88/100 (243 votes)
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11.Wrong 'Em Boyo
84/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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12.Death Or Glory
87/100 (216 votes)
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13.Koka Kola
83/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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14.The Card Cheat
84/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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15.Lover's Rock
81/100 (170 votes)
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16.Four Horsemen
80/100 (166 votes)
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17.I'm Not Down
85/100 (192 votes)
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18.Revolution Rock
83/100 (173 votes)
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19.Track pickTrain In Vain
90/100 (306 votes)
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated.)

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Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 1,269 votes)
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From BazGarner 04/04/2014 09:18
A divers album but all of the songs have quality written all over them. A great album
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From Antonio-Pedro 03/29/2014 23:15
The clash... They really surprised me with this album. I never thought that this would be so varied and creative, it englobes everything that is around punk and its friends too, it goes to ska, classic punk, rock, blues. Everything in a album. Beginning with "London Calling" the main song of this album, we start to note that this is not like other clash works, they sing with consistence basically incorporating the characters of this story, and every time that Joe says "London Calling" we know that another mini story of fear, suffer, and war everything focused in a calling of the second war. But no this is not a sad or frightening album, the first song just showed the real truth behind the story that the others told to you. The album continues with this thought moving to other songs.But now song has more variety and not so sadness and despair. "Death or Glory" can let everyone happy and positive for some minutes ( The song is positive while every note try to proves that you can do this so much better), then the album begins to show the truth. "Spanish Bombs"(the best song of the album) always give to me the fake impression that everything is alright, but not for many time. The Drums are different to another punk, they don't dictate the rhythm they let the guitar leads and it just follows the guitar. The lyrics may not be the best of all time but it will certainly make a big hole in your brains of questions and less answers. The album finishes with "Train In Vain" a great ending, with a catchy guitar movement and happy rhythm. this song is the best end for a perturbed and mystical album, that took you to everywhere in that destroyed scene before, and after war. We see great moments happening on our front, music brings this to us, and if music brings this to us, " London Calling" may be the best way to transport it.
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From sonicdiscourse 03/20/2014 00:25
This doesn't feel as long as it is. Extraordinary.
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45/100
From timtooky 03/08/2014 21:42
What the hell is so fantastic about this album?
Just don't get it.
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35/100
From jan-gus 02/23/2014 02:51
First song only...
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95/100
From maverick470 01/25/2014 04:37
Is this considered the beginning of pop punk? I know the Clash had the punk credibility but they also wrote some of the hookiest songs.
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85/100
From pinkfreud1981 01/08/2014 19:08
Not a bad song in this one. Great album.
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From ITErsoy 12/17/2013 01:07
"Train in Vain" and "London Calling" are now my faves from the Clash. I like these songs. In fact, I love them!
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From tgarritsen 11/30/2013 01:42
Wow, 19 great songs not one filler
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From Precedent 11/27/2013 15:53
Incredible album, easy to listen through!

84/100
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