London Calling (album) by The Clash

London Calling
London Calling by The Clash
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 19th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 2,747 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1979 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1970s (5th)
Award Top 20 albums of all time (19th)
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THE CLASH - LONDON CALLING (EARLY PRESS CD, DADC, EPIC EGK 36328)
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The Clash Large Original Vintage Unused London Calling Era 1980 Shop Poster
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(NMEM5) ADVERT/POSTER 18X11" THE CLASH - LONDON CALLING - 25TH ANNIVERSARY
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The Clash bestography

London Calling is ranked as the best album by The Clash.

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Rating: 79 (430 votes)Comments: 5
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Rating: 86 (475 votes)Comments: 3
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Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 2,747 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 86.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 86.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.7.

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From 5 days ago
Fav. Tracks: London Calling, Brand New Cadillac, Lost In The Supermarket, Train In Vain.
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90/100
From 05/24/2020 08:30
Great album!
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95/100
From 05/10/2020 16:48
The album that made me love albums.
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From 04/30/2020 21:58
Iconic, revolutionary and so amazing, London Calling will be a classic forever
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From 04/23/2020 23:16
Favorite Tracks: Lost in the Supermarket, Death or Glory, Train in Vain
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From 03/27/2020 20:01
Sometimes, I do that classic thought experiment where I think about what double albums could be improved by cutting a few tracks off.

This is the one album I never touch.
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From 01/05/2020 06:41
A nineteen song album, where every song is totally unique and utterly genius, catchy or both. How do they do it!?
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From 11/11/2019 19:28
8.9/10

Amazing punk album that surprisingly still holds the test of time.
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From 11/05/2019 21:20
This album is okay. Nothing special.
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75/100
From 10/02/2019 10:38
My initial response 31 yrs after release is positive. Took some time to get close to London Calling. It's so very coloured by its cemented place in the history of music, and some of their most well known tracks is not to my like. Maybe heard them too much.

Getting in to this album I se so much influence and genres it's silly. Sometimes its plain and simple rock, not hurting or surprising a single sense. Not bad, but ok. Sometimes its reggae vibes, making me squeeze in my seat. Not enjoying that english version of raggea, or maybe ska.

But often, when the soul or blues colour their rock, I get really impressed and in to it. Glad I took the time. Will return to this album, and probably re-evaluate it...

And now I know what one of my favourite album is based on. "To Die Alone" is insanely alike maybe 5-6 songs here.
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Best Albums of 1979
1. London Calling by The Clash
2. The Wall by Pink Floyd
3. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
4. Fear Of Music by Talking Heads
5. Entertainment! by Gang Of Four
6. Off The Wall by Michael Jackson
7. Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
8. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
9. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
10. Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
11. Metal Box by Public Image Ltd.
12. Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
13. Reggatta De Blanc by The Police
14. Specials by The Specials
15. The B-52's by The B-52's
16. Armed Forces by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
17. Y by The Pop Group
18. Singles Going Steady by Buzzcocks
19. Setting Sons by The Jam
20. 154 by Wire
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