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London Calling (album) by The Clash 

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London Calling
London Calling by The Clash (1979)
Overall rank: 14th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 1,996 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1979 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1970s (4th)
Top 20 albums of all time (14th)

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

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From nitomano 11/23/2016 05:31
Buen album, pero solo eso
Favoritas: London Calling, Train In Vain, Lost In The Supermarket, The Card Cheat
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From Yipyapper 11/08/2016 19:52
This is the pure punk experience, one that doesn't rely on specific techniques to actually cause mayhem. It's a bunch of smart guys politically exhausted and decide "hey, let's satirize all of this bullshit!" and make every song intelligent, tongue-in-cheek and bitingly vitriolic at the same time. See Lost in the Supermarket, which is a gigantic satire in itself, and Train in Vain, a cheery poppy song that is perhaps the most depressing mainstream song I've ever heard, as proof.

Key Cuts: London Calling, Lost in the Supermarket, Train in Vain
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From makerofbuckets 11/08/2016 01:25
The older I get the more I like this album. It's wildly inconsistent, but thoroughly entertaining. Although there are some weaker tracks (never liked Brand New Cadillac) the amount of personality and the fantastic production mixed with genuinely amazing songs (Guns of Brixton, Spanish Bombs, Train in Vain etc) helps elevate this album to ridiculous quality.
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From acolabella 09/17/2016 18:52
The Clash's finest statement, in my opinion.
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From Strangel 09/13/2016 06:49
I'm sorry, but this is not a masterpiece. Here, a punk band goes unpunk by trying to be a bit of everything. None of the genre/styles that the Clash attempt on the album are in any way masterful. Instead they are somewhat pedestrian in quality. Sure, as a whole it's a fairly likeable album and I admire their ability to stretch beyond the punk template but I certainly don't find it at all inspiring. I'm also very luke warm on Strummer's vocals. The lyrics, for their time, had punk sensibilities, but other than that I'd take anything by The Ramones above this every time (despite their inflexible style).
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From albumceleste 08/05/2016 03:36
I find it a very fairly ok album but why is this considered by many a masterpiece is beyond my comprehension.
There's some variety but don't find it any better than their first record while a little more boring. Could have been a lot better if it was not a double album IMO.
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From wuster430 08/03/2016 02:08
It never gets any better than this. London Calling was the death and rebirth of punk rock. The album's myriad of different genres provide musical depth and summarize all that had happened in Western music leading up to the album's creation. It reminds us of our past so that we can move on to our future. Very few albums feel so purposeful, especially double albums. Never mind the Sex Pistols, here's The motherfucking Clash!
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From garycottier 05/30/2016 15:07
One of the greatest albums ever made. London calling, is a classic rock'n'roll record incorporating different styles of music into one superb collection of songs. There's rock, reggae, ska, pop, on this magnificent LP. The title track is excellent, as is,guns of Brixton, death or glory, and, wrong 'em boyo. The clash were never really a true punk band, they were way to assured and clever for that, and, London calling, cannot really be called a punk album, no double record set of a dozen different styles and genres by a group of super slick musicians can be really called punk. In the end, it's only rock'n'roll, and brilliant.
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1. London Calling by The Clash
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