London Calling

The Clash - London Calling
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1979 Ratings: #1 / 95
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Based on 542 ratings
1979 Ratings: #2
December 14, 1979 / Release Date
LP / Format
CBS, Epic, Legacy / Label
Punk, Punk Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

A stunning statement of purpose and one of the greatest rock & roll albums ever recorded.

100
Pitchfork

The Clash are a rock band, and 1979's London Calling is their creative apex, a booming, infallible tribute to throbbing guitars and spacious ideology.

100
Rolling Stone

London Calling is indeed a serious, ridiculously ambitious punk album that resonates within a largely American history of rebellion.

exception
88
"The Clash are a rock band"
ah yes. thank you pitchfork. i went this entire album not knowing what genre i could put this in. no idea at all.

great album though. the punk album that shaped the mold made to be broken in the music form.

fav tracks: rudie cant fail, lost in the supermarket, the card cheat, train in vain, london calling
Atrocityblubber
97
This album bumps so hard
Doofy
97
The quintessential double album!

Smash a guitar, have a cigar.
Benny
94
London Calling they said they want the queen back.
WhatTheFunk
100
London Calling is, I think, one of the 10 most important rock albums in history. This record is alive and still so fantastic today. The sound of "London Calling" is a perfect blend of punk power and pop sweetness. The album opens on the very cult song, "London Calling". In this album there is no waste: all the songs are perfect in melody and the lyrics are exceptional. The album is really the synthesis of Rock'N'Roll: it mixes rockab ', punk songs that call for riot, reggae ... read more
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Track List

  1. London Calling
  2. Brand New Cadillac
  3. Jimmy Jazz
  4. Hateful
  5. Rudie Can't Fail
  6. Spanish Bombs
  7. The Right Profile
  8. Lost in the Supermarket
  9. Clampdown
  10. The Guns of Brixton
  11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
  12. Death or Glory
  13. Koka Kola
  14. The Card Cheat
  15. Lover's Rock
  16. Four Horsemen
  17. I'm Not Down
  18. Revolution Rock
  19. Train in Vain
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