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The best album credited to The Clash is London Calling which is ranked number 19 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 49,143.

The Clash is ranked number 23 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 63,700.

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: 16. 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 best tracks

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Rating: 92 (911 votes)Comments: 15
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Rating: 92 (691 votes)Comments: 11
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(from the album London Calling)
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Rating: 90 (319 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Combat Rock)
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Rating: 89 (574 votes)Comments: 13
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(from the album London Calling)
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Rating: 89 (574 votes)Comments: 10
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Rating: 89 (588 votes)Comments: 7
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Rating: 88 (551 votes)Comments: 9
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(from the album London Calling)
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Rating: 88 (265 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Combat Rock)
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Rating: 88 (522 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album London Calling)
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Rating: 87 (222 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Clash)
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Rating: 87 (247 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 87 (168 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Combat Rock)
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Rating: 87 (144 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Sandinista!)
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Rating: 87 (232 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album The Clash)
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Rating: 87 (111 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Give 'Em Enough Rope)
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Rating: 86 (510 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album London Calling)
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Rating: 86 (511 votes)Comments: 5
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Rating: 86 (475 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album London Calling)

The Clash ratings

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84/100 (from 332 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 1% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a mean average rating of 83.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 84.4/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 14.9.

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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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From 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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