Sandinista! (studio album) by The Clash

Sandinista! by The Clash
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 705th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 617 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1980 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (107th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (705th)
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Sandinista! is ranked 3rd best out of 18 albums by The Clash on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Clash is London Calling which is ranked number 19 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 43,099.

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Sandinista! track list

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Rating: 81 (103 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 78 (83 votes)Comments: 0
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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 617 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.3/100, a mean average of 75.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.6.

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75/100
From 08/04/2022 13:58
With album could have been three times shorter and then it would be really great, but there is too much experimental or pointless tracks that drags out this album to this length. I would like to highlight the best tracks that in my opinion would create better album without other ones:
The Magnificent Seven
Ivan Meets G.I. Joe
Something About England
Somebody Got Murdered
One More Time
Lightning Strikes
Up In Heaven
The Sound Of Sinners
Police On My Back
The Call Up
Washington Bullets
Charlie Don't Surf
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Rating:  
65/100
From 06/02/2022 17:08
It's Long, but it's Really good. Some big highlights, and allthough its long, most off the songs are enjoyable. Someone mentioned this is the most ambitious project ever, and i agree. Too ambitious, but still good. Worth a listen.

Best Songs: Somebody got Murdered, the magnificent Seven
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From 04/01/2022 15:42
TBC…

Album Rating:

1. The Magnificent Seven. 81
2.Hitsville UK. 69
3.Junco Partner. 70
4.Ivan Meet G.I. Joe. 75
5.The Leader. 72
6.Something About England. 76
7.Rebel Waltz. 76
8.Look Here. 67
9.The Crooked Beat
10.Somebody Got Murdered. 92
11.One More Time. 85
12.One More Dub. 83
13.Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice). 74
14.Up In Heaven (Not Only Here)
15.Corner Soul. 70
16.Let's Go Crazy. 74
17.If Music Could Talk. 73
18.The Sound Of The Sinners. 72
19.Police On My Back. 74
20.Midnight Log. 68
21.The Equaliser. 73
22.The Call Up
23.Washington Bullets
24.Broadway. 74
25.Lose This Skin. 78
26.Charlie Don't Surf. 77
27.Mensforth Hill
28.Junkie Slip
29.Kingston Advice
30.The Street Parade
31.Version City
32.Living In Fame
33.Silicone On Sapphire
34.Version Pardner
35.Career Opportunities
36.Shepherd's Delight
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Rating:  
90/100
From 11/21/2021 12:11
the skip button is your best friend here. It's 50-50. Some amazing tracks, some fun tracks and some skippable tracks.
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60/100
From 01/02/2021 20:23
The Clash are always capable of some great songs, but this album and the individual tracks themselves often felt self-indulgently long and tedious.
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85/100
From 07/16/2020 03:45
A very uneven album. It doesn't reach the brilliance of London Calling, but some of the album's best moments (The Magnificent Seven, Police On My Back, Somebody Got Murdered, Charlie Don't Surf, etc.) come close. But for every standout gem like Ivan Meets G.I. Joe or The Call Up, there's rubbish like Lose This Skin or a completely unnecessary track like One More Dub. Just too long and too experimental for its own good. There is a fantastic single album and a solid double album hiding in here somewhere. But as a triple album over two hours in length, it's difficult to listen through in one sitting.
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100/100
From 07/10/2020 04:19
Yes, it is quite long, however it's very much part of its charm. It makes every re-listen just as exciting and fresh as the first time. It's a record that grows on you. It's not as concise as the previous, but it wasn't trying to be. It retains the diversity and wit of the previous it extends on what they built upon and created more experimental, ambitious, and unique songs that still sound catchy to the untrained ear. It is severely underrated album in my opinion and should get more recognition and praise which it so deserves
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100/100
From 12/07/2019 17:29
I don't think there is an album out there that grows more exponentially after every listen. I understand the criticism of its sprawling length but it is tremendous.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 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 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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