Sandinista! (album) by The Clash

Sandinista!
Sandinista! by The Clash (1980)
Overall rank: 660th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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76/100 (from 528 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1980 (12th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (100th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (660th)

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The Clash bestography

Sandinista! is ranked 3rd best out of 16 albums by The Clash on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Clash is London Calling which is ranked number 16 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 94,825.

The Clash album bestography « Higher ranked (192nd) This album (660th) Lower ranked (999th) »
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Members who like this album also like: London Calling by The Clash, Remain In Light by Talking Heads and The Clash by The Clash.

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From xhitmanx 06/22/2019 02:25
Album was way too long. There were several songs I could have done without (One More Time, One More Dub, If Music Could Talk, the entire Side Six). That said, this was an awesome, ambitious album.
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From Sandinistar 12/23/2018 04:36
The most ambitious album ever, perhaps. Yes, a lot of it is questionable, but it's remarkably consistent for its sprawling length, and it has more good songs than any other album ever made, by my count. (Even more impressive that London Calling is #2 by that measure... what an era)
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From JimagineL 09/16/2018 19:56
This album suffers a lot for being a three disc thing, If it would to be cut to just one it would be a decent Clash album, a par with "Combat Rock", but this is just too much. "Charlie Can't Surf" is surprisingly touching, one of the stand-outs from the Clash catalogue.
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From willmaatealrii 05/16/2018 20:28
My god what a slog. There isn't a particularly bad song on this album, however there arn't any particularly good ones either. I will admit that I listened in two chunks, and wasn't fulling concentrating on the album cause I was doing other things at the time. Perhaps partly because of this the album really did wash over me slightly, and I finished not particularly impressed. Usually I don't like to rate and comment on things after only one listen, however life is too short to bother listening to this again, especially since I'm not a massive fan of the Clash. Overall, I am glad to finally get this one done and now the last four hundred of the top thousand seem much more managable.
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From Jbalbinolr 11/18/2017 13:11
Long and very creative, my personal favorite of them, even if London Canlling it´s better objectively.
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From Transmute 08/10/2017 11:48
Their best album.
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From STesic 10/12/2016 21:44
Best double album of all times...this is real punk.
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From garycottier 06/12/2016 15:51
A kind of longer and inferior version of, London calling. Sandinista, is one of those kitchen sink albums, where the band have thrown everything at it, and some more. If they had just edited it down to a single album we could be talking about a classic here, but unfortunately we're all here talking about an indulgent mess of a record. It really is too much to listen to in one go. Hit and miss.
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Best Albums of 1980
1. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
2. Closer by Joy Division
3. Back In Black by AC/DC
4. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
5. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie
6. The River by Bruce Springsteen
7. Peter Gabriel III by Peter Gabriel
8. Pretenders by Pretenders
9. Making Movies by Dire Straits
10. Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
11. Permanent Waves by Rush
12. Sandinista! by The Clash
13. Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath
14. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
15. Boy by U2
16. Get Happy!! by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
17. Ace Of Spades by Motörhead
18. Zenyatta Mondatta by The Police
19. Dirty Mind by Prince
20. Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden


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