The Clash - The Clash
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1977 Ratings: #3 / 108
User Score
Based on 553 ratings
1977 Ratings: #30
Liked by 59 people
April 8, 1977 / Release Date
LP / Format
CBS / Label
Punk Rock / Genres
www.theclash.com / Website
Tags
Sign In to rate and review

CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Rock & roll is rarely as edgy, invigorating, and sonically revolutionary as The Clash.

100
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.
Tielur
95

I don't see this album being praised as much as it should be anymore....

JakerpGuy
95

An excellent punk album that needs more recognition, especially compared to the Ramones and the Sex Pistols, among others. I love the anarchist attitude here that were able to influence more punk music to come. It’s a brilliant record.

MarkPrindleBot
90

An essential punk record. If you've already got Never Mind The Bollocks and Ramones, try your darnedest to pick this one up by the end of the week. It may be tinny, but almost every song books and bops along with the excitable reckless abandon of a bunch of scruffs getting a chance to make a record for the very first time! Mostly simple, poppy, and punky, the strength of these songs is multiplied ninety-fold by the rotten stinking cockney gruff shout of lead boy Joe Strummer. Ignore the happy ... read more

flndOH
78

I think it’s a bit overhyped but still a very solid record overall. Not really a song I dislike on here

92

Discography Dives: #5
Band: The Clash
Album: The Clash
Album #1
Year: 1977

The Clash's self-titled debut is sadly their 5th best album. And it's still a classic that ranks amongst some of the best albums ever made. The UK or the US version, but I prefer the UK version because the UK version of White Riot is just... *chef's kiss*.

Swety
60

There are definitely some tracks on here that I'm not a fan of but overall this is a solid debut and release from the this band and had a huge influence on punk.
Favorite Song-Remote Control

Purchasing The Clash from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?
Become a Donor
Donor badge, no ads + more benefits.
Advertisement

Track List

1Janie Jones
2:07
84
2Remote Control
3:03
81
3I'm so Bored with the U.S.A.
2:24
85
4White Riot
1:56
87
5Hate & War
2:06
80
6What's My Name
1:41
88
7Deny
3:06
75
8London's Burning
2:11
86
9Career Opportunities
1:54
84
10Cheat
2:06
77
11Protex Blue
1:47
74
12Police & Thieves
6:03
86
1348 Hours
1:36
82
14Garageland
3:11
79
Total Length: 35 minutes
Sign in to comment
No one has said anything yet.
Advertisement


Added on: December 28, 2012