Sandinista! (studio album) by The Clash

Sandinista!
Sandinista! by The Clash
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 660th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 561 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1980 (13th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (99th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (660th)
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The Clash Sandinista! 3-LP Record Set Epic 1980 Vinyl CBS VG+ Aus Pressing
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Sandinista! [Remaster] by The Clash (CD, Jan-2000, 2 Discs, Epic)
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Time left: 4h 34m 1s
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The Clash Sandinista CBS original FSLN1 triple album with Armagideon Times No3
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Time left: 8h 59m 57s
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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 18 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 49,084.

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Sandinista! track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 80 (88 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 77 (72 votes)Comments: 0
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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 561 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 7% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.3/100, a mean average of 75.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.9.

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75/100
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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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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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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85/100
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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From 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 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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95/100
From 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 08/10/2017 11:48
Their best album.
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From 10/12/2016 21:44
Best double album of all times...this is real punk.
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