AOTY 2018

London Calling

The Clash - London Calling
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 378 ratings
1979 Ratings: #2
December 14, 1979 / Release Date
LP / Format
CBS, Epic, Legacy / Label
Guy Stevens and Mick Jones / Producer
Punk, Punk Rock / Genres
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Your Review



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 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
The powerful scream of a whole generation, London Calling is a landmark work from a memorable and daring band. Different from many of their contemporaries, The Clash showed a matured and ambitious side of what the punk movement could be. Setting themselves in a unique spot in Musical History, the brittish collective displayed far more instrumental skills and a new embodiment of melody through punk-music lens, in a way no other band of the scene was dreaming to do at the time. This album set ... read more
19. Jimmy Jazz
18. Wrong 'Em Boyo
17. Revolution Rock
16. Clampdown
15. Four Horsemen
14. Hateful
13. Death or Glory
12. The Right Profile
11. Rudie Can't Fail
10. Lover's Rock
9. The Card Cheat
8. Brand New Cadillac
7. Koka Kola
6. I'm Not Down
5. The Guns of Brixton
4. Spanish Bombs
3. Lost in the Supermarket
2. Train in Vain
1. London Calling
Punk rock superstars create and produce their ultimate album here with London Calling. This album is incredibly hard to pin down, with punk rock not doing its due diligence to nail down the overarching vibe from this album: taking influence from areas such as jazz, ska, disco, and at its heart punk. Given all the incredible styling mix this album feels like something special when you're listening to it, and that's because it is something special. Regarded as one of the best albums of all time, ... read more
The quintessential double album!

Smash a guitar, have a cigar.
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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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Added on: December 28, 2012