The Clash - London Calling
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1979 Ratings: #1 / 128
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1979 Ratings: #1
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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

Craigold
100

HAHAHAH IT WAS ALL PART OF THE SCHEME. 1000 FOLLOWERS AND NOW I GET TO FART IN 1000 MOUTHS. PREPARE FOR THE HYDROGEN BOMB, SUCKERS! ... read more

MrMercury7
100

"The Clash was always from the heart"
- Joe Strummer, 1988

Being one of the most important & influential acts of the British punk invasion, The Clash stood out from the Nihilism of the Sex Pistols & the fun party going Ramones. What they brought instead was the political & socially conscious commentary which became an essential topic in the genre. But, the punk scene was quickly diving into more experiential & diverse waters. Being heavily Influenced by the art rock ... read more

MinatoArisato
75

Fun, versatile and super catchy for a punk record, just a tad bloated and messy.

HauntedGhosts
99

I love this band so much thanks for the great childhood

willishere00
100

ITS FUCKING LONDON CALLING WHAT ELSE HAS TO BE SAID

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Added on: December 28, 2012