London Calling (studio album) by The Clash

London Calling by The Clash
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 19th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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87/100 (from 2,960 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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87/100 (from 2,960 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 86.9/100, a mean average of 85.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.7.

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90/100
From 04/13/2022 16:37
One of the coolest, most impressive double albums of all time. I still feel I under-appreciate this album way more than it deserves and also deserves more of my time. The influence this album has had on the likes of The Libertines is incredible.
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From 02/01/2022 08:19
6.94 out of 10.0
The excellent opening song is one of the most fantastic starts to an album. But everything sounded so repetitive or identical. Seems overrated in a good way. It is coming from someone who doesn't like Rolling Stones but loves The Beatles or Pink Floyd.
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From 11/02/2021 18:54
When I was 15 years old and learning how to play guitar, my high school friends and I tried to start a band so that the bassist could impress a girl. We played "Train in Vain" at a talent show, and it totally opened my eyes to a type of music that I didn't know I would love so much.
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From 10/30/2021 17:04
Friends don’t let friends make double albums.

The Clash have a great ability to vary musical styles without it seeming trite or forced. Witness the saxophone on The Right Profile or the piano on The Card Cheat. It feels like the same band throughout, one who can comfortably live in many different pockets.

There’s an urgency to Joe Strummer’s vocals and lyrics, such that one has the sense of this being an album trying to say something of importance, even if the listener is 40+ years and half a world away.

London Calling holds up extremely well. A few songs shorter and this would be damn near perfect.
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85/100
From 10/14/2021 18:26
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From 09/24/2021 19:24
Greatest Album Ever! Music is awesome, lyrics is awesome. entire album is brilliant!
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From 08/27/2021 21:09
Discazo. Puede estar en mi top 10 tranquilamente. Muy muy muy disfrutable.
Eso de que los punks no saben de música... Aquí no vale.
Punk, rock, reggae, ska,... Una maravilla.

Mejores canciones: Train in vain, London Calling, Death or glory, Spanish bombs, Lost in the supermarket,... Muy bueno
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90/100
From 08/25/2021 20:02
When i first got this album as a teen, i bought it absurdly cheap (to the point where i actually still feel bad about it) from a yard sale whose owner probably had a son in college and didnt really know any better.
At the time i also didnt know any better it just looked cool and i somehow recognized the name and knew the title track. Still the thought of listening to a double album of punk music seemed daunting.
However that side A destroyed all the barriers i had built previously, I didint know punk could sound so varied or even that it could be as catchy as this.
Returns diminish from side B onwards (none of them are bad however),
Finally I had something to talk to the punk kids about. They, obviously and apropriately couldnt care less lol
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35/100
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From 07/02/2021 00:11
Bought this the day it came out in Dec '79. Loved it from the first. All side one tracks are exemplary. The quality drops slightly [but only slightly] for sides two and three. Side four is the weakest in my opinion [Lovers Rock & Revolution Rock] however that is only because the standards of the others are so high. The Clash retained some of the Punk on this LP, but also pointed the way to Sandinista and Combat Rock. Such a shame they split as they had already done that difficult crossover to survive and the future could have been long and great for all of us. Got to mention the Inner Sleeves which I thought were brilliant. Definitely The Clash's best LP.
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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. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
8. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
9. Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
10. Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
11. Reggatta De Blanc by The Police
12. Metal Box by Public Image Ltd.
13. Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
14. The B-52's by The B-52's
15. Armed Forces by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
16. Specials by The Specials
17. Singles Going Steady by Buzzcocks
18. 154 by Wire
19. Setting Sons by The Jam
20. Y by The Pop Group
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