Give 'Em Enough Rope (album) by The Clash

Give 'Em Enough Rope
Give 'Em Enough Rope by The Clash (1978)
Overall rank: 1,240th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of 1978 (25th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (272nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,240th)

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The Clash bestography

Give 'Em Enough Rope is ranked 5th 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 95,141.

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From leniad 07/11/2019 15:49
70/100

Huge disappointment the 2nd album by the clash :(
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From xhitmanx 06/21/2019 15:04
Disappointing, but good album. Joe Strummer lost the harshness in his voice that made the first album so appealing.
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From JimagineL 08/22/2018 02:26
Full little clash before they went all over the place (for good)
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From dmercado 08/11/2018 06:16
Good songs, but would have benefited from a fuller and more balanced production. In particular, the rhythm guitars overpower the mix, burying the harmonies and countermelodies in an attempt to maintain a raw punk sound.
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From DeusExMackia 06/02/2018 00:02
Perhaps it's a bit easy to be disappointed by The Clash's second outing, but I get the impression that a lot of people are missing the point. It's less of a studio album and more of an in-between EP between their synoptic, succinct debut and their groundbreaking follow up.

Although inconsistent, it does very well when it hits high, and accomplishes the key achievement of not just being a "Debut 2.0" record; sure, the attitude hasn't changed, but the production is more expansive and we see the band starting to go beyond just conventional punk rock structures here.

This is the album to visit when you've listened to their debut and London Calling and are ready to delve deeper. It's the Clash in transition, but is far from just a muse for new ideas for their next album. Because the fact of the matter is this: the riff on Safe European Home is insane; Julie's Been Working For The Drug Squad is a poppy, almost doo-wop, satirical masterpiece; Stay Free is perhaps the softest and most tender song the whole of the punk genre produced; All The Young Punks kicks ass for how hopeful it is about the future of the genre.

A transition point in The Clash's development that has plenty to offer in its own right.
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From Goliath 01/16/2018 13:58
This is my favourite Clash album just above London Calling.
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From Jbalbinolr 11/22/2017 20:55
Dissapointing.
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From cmoshier 11/04/2017 05:11
Best Tracks: Stay Free, Tommy Gun
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From garycottier 06/09/2016 20:13
The second Clash album is really just an inferior version of their first LP. The songs aren't quite as good, in fact the majority of them are completely forgettable. Disappointing then, but fortunately the band would more than make up for it next time round.
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From gtroda 09/27/2015 02:52
Starts off strong with the first two tracks
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Best Albums of 1978
1. Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
2. This Year's Model by Elvis Costello
3. Van Halen by Van Halen
4. Parallel Lines by Blondie
5. The Cars by The Cars
6. Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine] by Kraftwerk
7. Some Girls by The Rolling Stones
8. 3rd by Big Star
9. Hemispheres by Rush
10. More Songs About Buildings And Food by Talking Heads
11. The Kick Inside by Kate Bush
12. Dire Straits by Dire Straits
13. All Mod Cons by The Jam
14. The Modern Dance by Pere Ubu
15. Music For 18 Musicians by Steve Reich
16. Outlandos D'Amour by The Police
17. Chairs Missing by Wire
18. Ambient 1: Music For Airports by Brian Eno
19. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! by Devo
20. Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon


 
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