The Clash (studio album) by The Clash

The Clash
The Clash by The Clash
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 252nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,165 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1977 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (58th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (252nd)
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* The Clash * LONDON CALLING * Scrapbook * & London Calling 19 Track CD
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CLASH THE STORY OF THE CLASH VOL 1 1988 RARE RED LABEL EXYUGO DBL CASSETTE TAPE
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The Clash bestography

The Clash is ranked 2nd best out of 16 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 48,357.

The Clash album bestography « Higher ranked (18th) This album (252nd) Lower ranked (683rd) »
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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,165 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 82.1/100, a mean average of 81.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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The Clash comments

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Rating:  
70/100
From 11/15/2020 12:49
Tighter than London Calling, but with fewer peaks.
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95/100
From 09/19/2020 02:56
My rating is for the US version as well, which is a great improvement over the UK one.

They removed the weakest track (Cheat) and replaced the second weakest song (Protex Blue) with the rather similar yet far better sounding Jail Guitar Doors.
More than that tough, they added two of their greatest numbers, White Man in Hammersmith Palace, a reggae inspired mellower yet still angry protest song, and the fantastic I Fought the Law, easily one of the greatest covers of all times.

Clash City Rockers is not as great of an opener as Janie Jones, but then again few songs are, and together with Complete Control and the above mentioned White Man, they add more needed complexity and diversity to the track list, thus linking their debut better musically with the soon to come London Calling.

You still have the punk bangers intact tough, with the exception of Deny, one of my favorites from the UK version and the super catchy 48 Hours, which were removed. :(

Overall tough, while their UK version is one of the better punk debuts, the US tracklist turned this into punk's first genuine masterpiece.
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Rating:  
100/100
From 06/28/2020 22:12
The best punk rock album ever? I think so. Consistently fun, snarky, and in-your-face, the very essence of punk is embodied within every second of The Clash's self-titled debut.
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95/100
From 06/18/2020 15:32
Hits you like a tornado. This is what rock sounds like when it's pushing all the barriers. Scorching guitars , snarling vocals , and very very intelligent lyrics which were a Clash trademark. They would equal this album a couple of times but never surpass it.
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85/100
From 01/20/2020 14:19
I like the U.S. release w/ Clash City Rockers. Fantastic rebellious punk album. Other notable tracks are Janie Jones, I'm so Bored with the U.S.A, London's Burning & Career Opportunities. A must for all punk fans.
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90/100
From 08/20/2019 23:16
Classic debut and a punk album that stood head and shoulders above the rest
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100/100
From 07/23/2019 18:49
Favorite Tracks:I'm So Bored With The USA, London's Burning, Protex Blues
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90/100
From 06/21/2019 01:57
My rating is for the US version. It has Clash City Rockers, and doesn't have the filler tracks that the UK version has.
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95/100
From 12/26/2018 11:12
Alta qualidade de música e líricas no barulho revolucionário do punk!
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From 08/20/2018 00:25
Clash takes punk rock to another level, bringing It up to a listenable sound, meaningful political lyrics and actual capable musicians.
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