London Calling review by The Clash

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  • Released: Jan 1, 1988
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.6 (44 votes)
The Clash: London Calling

Sound — 8
The songs are incredibly catchy, the guitars are superb, the bass is awesome, and the drums, however, could be better. Sometimes the songs can get a bit too poppy for my tastes, but still mind-blowing in most cases (that being the song "The Card Cheat."

Lyrics — 10
While the instuments, can get boring sometimes, the lyrics never cease to amaze on this album. One of my favorites (Lost In The Supermarket) has some of my favorite lyrics: "I'm all lost in the supermarket, can no longer shop happily, came to deliver a special offer, guaranteed personality." Overall, the lyrics our catchy, sometimes funny (Pink Cadillac), and meaningful.

Overall Impression — 10
To answer the question of "If this album was stolen, would you buy it again?", I would go to the nearest CD store I could find, and get it as soon as I could. If you want song recommendations from the album, London Calling, Pink Cadillac, Rudie Can't Fail, and Working For The Clampdown are some of my favorties on the album.

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