Combat Rock (studio album) by The Clash

Combat Rock by The Clash
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 870th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 655 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1982 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (132nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (870th)
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The Clash bestography

Combat Rock is ranked 4th best out of 18 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 43,591.

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Sandinista!Combat RockGive 'Em Enough Rope

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Combat Rock track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 655 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 8% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.9/100, a mean average of 75.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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75/100
From 03/31/2022 07:28
Uneven, with 2 hits
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From 11/21/2021 12:33
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.
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85/100
From 07/15/2020 03:16
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.
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75/100
From 06/18/2020 16:54
Disappointing compared to London Calling but a breath of fresh air after Sandinista!.
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90/100
From 06/23/2019 22:31
This was good, but is the weakest proper Clash album.
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75/100
From 09/24/2018 17:09
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.
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75/100
From 02/17/2018 10:23
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.
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65/100
From 06/16/2016 11:17
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.
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75/100
From 02/12/2016 19:07
They're weakest album except for Cut the Crap.
Some great songs on it but as an album it's not great
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75/100
From 09/08/2015 22:17
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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