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The Best Clash Albums of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 1.1k votes 450 voters 8.5k views6 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

The Clash are considered by many to be one of the best punk rock bands of all time. While their music didn't necessarily stay within the genre, they released a wide array of music throughout their career, spanning across numerous incredible albums. You can find the best Clash albums right here, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Clash discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Clash albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included The Clash singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Clash album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Clash album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the best Clash album of all time?" or "What are the top Clash albums?" then this list is just for you. Whether you're favorite is London Calling or Give 'Em Enough Rope, you'll find every Clash album right here, ranked by fellow fans. 

This list of popular Clash CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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    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

    • Release Date: 1979
    • Producer: Guy Stevens, Mick Jones
    • Length (mins): 65:07
    • Label: Epic Records
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    #181 of 2,810 The Greatest Albums of All-Time#161 of 564 The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time#79 of 112 Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

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    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

    • Release Date: 1977
    • Producer: Lee “Scratch” Perry, Bill Price
    • Length (mins): 00:35:22
    • Label: Sony Music, Columbia
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    #86 of 212 The Best Self-Titled Albums#41 of 259 The Best Debut Albums of All Time, Ranked#108 of 220 The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time

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    1. Safe European Home
    2. English Civil War
    3. Tommy Gun
    4. Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad
    5. Last Gang In Town
    6. Guns On The Roof
    7. Drug-Stabbing Time
    8. Stay Free
    9. Cheapskates
    10. All The Young Punks (New Boots And Contracts)

    • Release Date: 1978
    • Producer: Sandy Pearlman
    • Length (mins): 36:57
    • Label: Epic Records
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    1. Know Your Rights
    2. Car Jamming
    3. Should I Stay or Should I Go
    4. Rock the Casbah
    5. Red Angel Dragnet
    6. Straight to Hell
    7. Overpowered by Funk
    8. Atom Tan
    9. Sean Flynn
    10. Ghetto Defendant
    11. Inoculated City
    ​​​​​​​12. Death Is a Star

    • Release Date: 1982
    • Producer: The Clash, Glyn Johns
    • Length (mins): 46:06
    • Label: CBS, Epic
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