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The best album credited to The Clash is London Calling which is ranked number 18 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 47,493.

The Clash is ranked number 24 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 61,964.

The Clash official website: http://www.theclashonline.com

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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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1979
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1977
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Total albums: 17. Page 1 of 2

This may not be a complete discography for The Clash.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The Clash bestography composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 3 0%
1980s 6 0%
1990s 4 0%
2000s 3 0%
2010s 1 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 8 47%
Yes 9 53%
Live? Albums %
No 15 88%
Yes 2 12%

The Clash best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 92 (957 votes)Comments: 16
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(from the album London Calling)
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Rating: 92 (734 votes)Comments: 11
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(from the album London Calling)
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Rating: 90 (352 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Combat Rock)
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Rating: 89 (619 votes)Comments: 13
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(from the album London Calling)
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Rating: 89 (628 votes)Comments: 7
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(from the album London Calling)
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Rating: 89 (614 votes)Comments: 10
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(from the album London Calling)
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Rating: 88 (292 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Combat Rock)
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Rating: 88 (590 votes)Comments: 9
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(from the album London Calling)
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Rating: 88 (563 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album London Calling)
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Rating: 88 (240 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album The Clash)
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Rating: 88 (265 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album The Clash)
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Rating: 87 (191 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Combat Rock)
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Rating: 87 (160 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Sandinista!)
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Rating: 87 (121 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Give 'Em Enough Rope)
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Rating: 87 (250 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album The Clash)
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Rating: 87 (547 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album London Calling)
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Rating: 86 (549 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album London Calling)
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Rating: 86 (511 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album London Calling)
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Rating: 85 (92 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Sandinista!)
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Rating: 85 (497 votes)Comments: 8
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(from the album London Calling)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

The Clash ratings

Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 342 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 1% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 84.4/100, a mean average of 83.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.6/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 15.0.

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From 05/13/2021 13:15
punk didn't get good until post-punk...kind of like how the british invasion didn't get good until prog
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From 11/17/2020 11:26
Not always perfect but one of the greatest bands to come out of the 70s punk rock era. Im a Ramones fan for their extreme minimalism and influence but The Clash had something musically as well as something to say. London Calling was a straight masterpiece.
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From 11/30/2018 04:18
The thinking man's punk rock band.
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From 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 11/22/2017 21:32
3 incredible albums, 2 great ones and one that does Cut Crap.
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From 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 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 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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