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365 Days of Album Recommendations – Dec 1

The Clash – Sandinista


This is my favorite album by The Clash. It also happens to be the first album I ever heard by the Clash. Those may or may not be related truths.

Why do I love this album so much? While this admittedly sprawling 3-record set has received its fair share of negative criticism over the years—as regards said sprawl—I happen to love and admire its excess, so as to that criticism: frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.

I admire the ambition! I admire the scope! I admire the breadth of musicality at work here. And there are SO many great songs. So many.

One More Time is possibly my favorite song by The Clash ever. And not a week goes by—some 30 years after first hearing it—that I don’t still listen to The Magnificent Seven at some point.

Hitsville U.K.! When Ivan Meets G.I. Joe! Rebel Waltz! Somebody Got Murdered! The Call Up!

I love this album. This kind of audaciousness, this kind of bravery, this kind of talent … it’s fucking sadly missed, is what it is.

But at least we have Sandinista.

365 Days of Album Recommendations – Nov 19

The Clash – London Calling


Angry AND Smart. That’s lethal. But angry, smart, and fuckin’ hell talented, that’s unstoppable. And by the time they released London Calling, that’s what The Clash were, unstoppable.

What can one even say about this record? This is when punk ascended to heaven. Not because it was dead, but because it was holy.

365 Days of Album Recommendations – May 30

The Clash – Give ‘Em Enough Rope


I’ll ultimately recommend EVERY studio album by The Clash. Because they’re the best.

This is #2.

I’m recommending this on May 30th, because that’s the day Topper Headon was born. And he’s the best.

This album contains one of my favorite Clash tracks of all time, “English Civil War.” It’s the best.

365 Days of Album Recommendations – May 10

The Clash – The Clash


Because EVERY studio album from The Clash (except, of course, for Cut the Crap) will be on this list. And this is the first one. So here you go.

Favorite song on this one? Do I have to pick? Ok. (White Man) in Hammersmith Palais.

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