London Calling

The Clash - London Calling
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1979 Ratings: #1 / 108
User Score
Based on 910 ratings
1979 Ratings: #2
Liked by 43 people
December 14, 1979 / Release Date
LP / Format
CBS, Epic, Legacy / Label
Punk, Punk Rock / Genres / Website
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A stunning statement of purpose and one of the greatest rock & roll albums ever recorded.


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.

Rolling Stone

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

"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
"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
This album bumps so hard
The quintessential double album!

Smash a guitar, have a cigar.

"London Calling" by The Clash (1979) {Punk}

Every single song is a catchy classic, with a new style present on each track. Every single song also presents a new riff, develops an idea or provides insight to the washed-up Britain of the late 70s. I think the poppy appeal of this album is what makes it so timeless- the ideas presented are undeniably clever, but are presented in such a digestible way that this album can be picked up and enjoyed by anyone, at any ... read more
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#1/Rolling Stone

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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Added on: December 28, 2012