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The Clash United Kingdom 

The best album by The Clash is London Calling which is ranked number 15 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 91,007.

The Clash is ranked number 14 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 113,951.

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The Clash best albums

The following albums by The Clash are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,164 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:91,007
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,413 votes)
Comments: 207 comments
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2.

The ClashUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1977Appears in:631 charts
Rank in 1977:6Rank Score:13,928
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:185
Average Rating:  82/100 (948 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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3.

Sandinista!United Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1980Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:3,813
Rank in 1980s93Overall Rank:631
Average Rating:  76/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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4.

Combat RockUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1982Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1982:13Rank Score:2,441
Rank in 1980s143Overall Rank:940
Average Rating:  76/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Give 'Em Enough RopeUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1978Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1978:23Rank Score:1,972
Rank in 1970s262Overall Rank:1,166
Average Rating:  77/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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6.

Cut The CrapUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1985Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1985:86Rank Score:228
Rank in 1980s1,010Overall Rank:6,476
Average Rating:  50/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

The Story Of The Clash, Volume 1
Compilation
United Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1988Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1988:110Rank Score:206
Rank in 1980s1,078Overall Rank:7,000
Average Rating:  79/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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From Here To Eternity: LiveUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1999Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1999:152Rank Score:163
Rank in 1990s1,670Overall Rank:8,337
Average Rating:  75/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Live At Shea StadiumUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:2008Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 2008:345Rank Score:97
Rank in 2000s3,160Overall Rank:12,758
Average Rating:  74/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

The Singles
Compilation
United Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1991Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1991:322Rank Score:54
Rank in 1990s3,947Overall Rank:19,727
Average Rating:  76/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 14

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The Clash best tracks

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1.London Calling
(from the album London Calling)
 92/100 (822 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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2.Train In Vain
(from the album London Calling)
 91/100 (618 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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3.Rock The Casbah
(from the album Combat Rock)
 89/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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4.Spanish Bombs
(from the album London Calling)
 89/100 (503 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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5.Lost In The Supermarket
(from the album London Calling)
 89/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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6.The Guns Of Brixton
(from the album London Calling)
 89/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.Rudie Can't Fail
(from the album London Calling)
 88/100 (489 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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8.Death Or Glory
(from the album London Calling)
 87/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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9.Police & Thieves
(from the album The Clash)
 87/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.Should I Stay Or Should I Go
(from the album Combat Rock)
 87/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.White Riot
(from the album The Clash)
 87/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.Janie Jones
(from the album The Clash)
 87/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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13.Safe European Home
(from the album Give 'Em Enough Rope)
 87/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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14.Hateful
(from the album London Calling)
 86/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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15.Clampdown
(from the album London Calling)
 86/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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16.Straight To Hell
(from the album Combat Rock)
 86/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.The Magnificent Seven
(from the album Sandinista!)
 86/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.I'm Not Down
(from the album London Calling)
 86/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.The Card Cheat
(from the album London Calling)
 85/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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20.Brand New Cadillac
(from the album London Calling)
 85/100 (444 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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The Clash ratings

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84/100 (from 303 votes)
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From BLO 03/04/2018 03:15
London Calling is so good that it could be a "best of" compilation in itself. Aside from that there are a handful of amazing tunes of their other albums, such as their extremely underrated "Charlie Don't Surf."
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From Jbalbinolr 11/22/2017 21:32
3 incredible albums, 2 great ones and one that does Cut Crap.
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From Dankel 11/17/2017 13:47
For me they were the UK punk band, so incredibly influential, they really started the whole punk-reggae cross over. They were only around for a short while but they left some great music behind them - I wish there were more bands like the Clash around today.
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From DeusExMackia 07/04/2017 12:48
Punk rock and other genres blended into something with enough attitude to make you want to shout along to it and enough class to be one of the most respectable, tasteful and significant bands the UK has ever produced. The ultimate mix of politics, social problems and superb musicianship.

An undeniable sound, fueled by the unstoppable capability of Mick Jones and Joe Strummer to produce tight, furious rhythms and glorious, noisy guitar riffs, that proves that simple music can be way more powerful than even the most complex of compositions. The Clash, like many other punk bands, were loud and raucous, but they did it with style and dexterity.

My Dad introduced me to The Clash, and indeed they're probably his favourite band of all time. He's always repeated to me that famous quote that The Clash are "The only band that matters". I don't quite agree, but to suggest that they are anything less than absolutely outstanding is frankly criminal.
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From rliberty 06/04/2017 18:08
I'm not the biggest punk fan, but I really like The Clash, likely because they incorporated other genres and pushed boundaries.
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From sethmadsen 04/03/2016 23:41
I like this and Big Audio Dynamite (project after it for one of their members), and it is good and all, but probably would make my top 50 artists, not top 10 or so.
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From Wingman 02/14/2016 14:29
Not really that big of a deal in our time,but still a pretty good band with some great stand-outs.
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From daftpunter 10/09/2015 05:09
The Clash were to Sex Pistols what the Dead Kennedy's were to the Ramones. What starts out a comic book parody of music (Ramones), along with legitimate pissed off working class attitude (thank you Reaganomics and Thatcher for the Pistols, DK's, GOF & Minor Threat) the mid-seventies was the birth of Punk. Some bands could play, some write but most were one-off's that never grew out of their original three chord musical abilities.
The Clash were different. The first album (two if you count the American version of 'the Clash') was pure punk in attitude, minimalism, chutzpah. Over-produced 'Give Em Enough Rope' was basically part two. Then...up against the wall financially...in a last gasp to make a living doing this music thing they love, the Clash come up with 'London Calling' and basically change the way the world looked at punk. Their love of Jamaican music and the ska movement in England set them free to make one of the greatest musical statements of the 20th century. They could have stopped there (and many wish they would have) and assured themselves of pure genius immortality but continued on for five more platters before finally disbanding.
Make no doubt it. At the turn of the 80's the Clash were truly the only band that mattered. Long live Joe Strummer!
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From Space-Dementia 09/01/2015 16:00
They have some good songs, but I don't really see the big deal.
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