AOTY 2018

The Clash

The Clash - The Clash
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Based on 131 ratings
1977 Ratings: #11
April 8, 1977 / Release Date
LP / Format
CBS / Label
Mickey Foote / Producer
Punk / Genres
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Rock & roll is rarely as edgy, invigorating, and sonically revolutionary as The Clash.

Rolling Stone
Saucier and more cinematic than activist-rock competition from the MC5 to Rage Against the Machine, the album lays down a guide to exile and cunning. The tunes still detonate as the group still insists justice must prevail, no matter how the world just ended.
Clash's debut record is one of the most important records of the golden punk-rock era. Even though it is not as iconic and complete as their masterpiece London Calling, their self-titled album presented punk-rock at its finest: a raw, straight-forward and rebellious collection of tracks that gave the word explosive a whole new meaning, at the time. They already distanced themselves from other punk bands at the time this album was released, and even though refinement wasn't even a word in their ... read more
Although not as technically proficient as London's Calling, this is still a solid album and perhaps even more likable to the punk-rock purist out there who wants their punk music to be exactly what it's meant to be; raucous, messy, and less heavily produced.

Favorite track: London's Burning
14. Police & Thieves
13. Hate & War
12. London's Burning
11. What's My Name
10. Protex Blue
9. White Riot
8. Janie Jones
7. Deny
6. 48 Hours
5. Garageland
4. I'm So Bored With the U.S.A.
3. Cheat
2. Career Opportunities
1. Remote Control
A rip roaring, enthralling, heart-racing and absolutely destructive punk record, that should go down as one of the pioneers of dance punk. From the groove-laden bass to the break-neck drums, to the odd howls of Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, everything comes together here in a dirt filled and angry as hell album that will go down in the history books.

Favorite Jams: White Riot, I Fought The Law, Remote Control

Lest Favorite: What's My Name?
favs; janie jones, remote control, im so bored with the usa, white riot, hate and war, whats my name, deny, cheat, police and thieves, garageland
least fav; londons burning

every song on here is god-tier, and this album is a tad better than london calling imo
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Track List

  1. Clash City Rockers
  2. I'm So Bored with the USA
  3. Remote Control
  4. Complete Control
  5. White Riot
  6. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
  7. London's Burning
  8. I Fought the Law
  9. Janie Jones
  10. Career Opportunities
  11. What's My Name?
  12. Hate & War
  13. Police & Thieves
  14. Jail Guitar Doors
  15. Garageland
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Added on: December 28, 2012