Combat Rock (studio album) by The Clash
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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 43,591.
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Uneven, with 2 hits
I didnt get Straight to Hell but Rock the Casbah and Should I Stay are obviously great, as is Know Your Rights. That being said, unlike most commenters I've seen, I also quite enjoyed songs like Overpowered by Funk and Red Angel Dragnet. As for Atom Tan, Sean Flynn, Ghetto Defendant and Inoculated City, they are not the greatest songs ever written BUT in their own right are enjoyable songs. Sean Flynn might not be for everyone but I've learned to appreciate a track like that. It's not the Clash's best work, BUT I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss it.
The hits are just fantastic. Should I Stay or Should I Go, Know Your Rights, Rock the Casbah and especially Straight to Hell are among the Clash's best songs. The rest of the album... not so much.
Disappointing compared to London Calling but a breath of fresh air after Sandinista!.
This was good, but is the weakest proper Clash album.
Their two major hits are on this one, but apart from that the rest of the songs (exluding Know Your Rights) are quite dull, and just blatantly poor-writed. Such a shame, they could have done this so much better.
Il mio primo disco dei Clash nonché l'ultimo a poter essere davvero considerato un disco dei Clash non lo cambierei con dieci "Sandinista". E' vero che non c'è più quasi niente di nuovo ma è anche vero che è quasi tutto di livello buono quando non ottimo; anche senza prendere in considerazione le hits planetarie "Rock the casbah" e "Should i stay should i go", l'album abbonda di buone canzoni toccando, com'è nel loro stile, generi diversi.
Combat rock, is really the 'last' proper Clash album, and looking at the contents of the box set a few years ago, it seems the band agrees with this. If you take out, should i stay or should i go, and, rock the casbah, it would be an incredibly frustrating album. The rest is fine, but it's clear by now that the Clash were slipping. Not as bad as, cut the crap, but still disappointing.
They're weakest album except for Cut the Crap.
Some great songs on it but as an album it's not great
Alright album by The Clash, Other than Casbah and Should I Stay, the songs didn't really stick out for me and it disappoints me to be honest especially the fact that this was written by The Clash and they have written albums that are much more superior. So that adds more of the disappointment. But maybe one day my mind will change about this album and I will look at it in a new light. Who knows, but for now, it's average. In my eyes, at least...
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