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The Clash 31/2/2013

Review

The Clash sounded like they could do anything on London Calling. For its triple-album follow-up, Sandinista!, they tried to do everything, adding dub, rap, gospel, and even children's choruses to the punk, reggae, R&B, and roots rock they already were playing. Instead of presenting a band with a far-reaching vision, like London Calling did, Sandinista! plays as a messy, confused jumble, which means that its numerous virtues are easy to ignore. Amid all the dub experiments, backward tracks, unfinished songs, and instrumentals, there are a number of classic Clash songs that rank among the band's best, including "Police on My Back," "The Call Up," "Somebody Got Murdered," "Charlie Don't Surf," "Hitsville U.K.," and "Lightning Strikes (Not Once but Twice)," yet it's difficult for anyone but the most dedicated listeners to find them. A few of the failed ideas were worth exploring, but even more -- like the children's choir version of "Career Opportunities" or the Tymon Dogg song "Lose This Skin" -- weren't even worth pursuing. As the cliché says, there's a great single album within these three records, and those songs make Sandinista! worthwhile. Nevertheless, its sloppy attack is disheartening after the tour de force of London Calling and the focused aggression of The Clash. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 The Magnificent Seven [Remastered] The Clash 5:31
  3. 2 Hitsville U.K. The Clash 4:20
  4. 3 Junco Partner The Clash 4:51
  5. 4 Ivan Meets G.I. Joe The Clash 3:6
  6. 5 The Leader The Clash 1:41
  7. 6 Something About England The Clash 3:41
  8. 7 Rebel Waltz The Clash 3:25
  9. 8 Look Here The Clash 2:43
  10. 9 The Crooked Beat The Clash 5:28
  11. 10 Somebody Got Murdered The Clash 3:33
  12. 11 One More Time The Clash 3:32
  13. 12 One More Dub The Clash 3:34
  14. 13 Lightning Strikes (Not Once but Twice) The Clash 4:51
  15. 14 Up In Heaven (Not Only Here) The Clash 4:29
  16. 15 Corner Soul The Clash 2:42
  17. 16 Let's Go Crazy The Clash 4:23
  18. 17 If Music Could Talk The Clash 4:35
  19. 18 The Sound of Sinners The Clash 3:58
  20. 19 Police On My Back [Remastered] The Clash 3:15
  21. 20 Midnight Log The Clash 2:8
  22. 21 The Equaliser The Clash 5:47
  23. 22 The Call Up The Clash 5:24
  24. 23 Washington Bullets The Clash 3:50
  25. 24 Broadway The Clash 5:46
  26. 25 Lose This Skin The Clash 5:6
  27. 26 Charlie Don't Surf The Clash 4:54
  28. 27 Mensforth Hill The Clash 3:41
  29. 28 Junkie Slip The Clash 2:48
  30. 29 Kingston Advice The Clash 2:36
  31. 30 The Street Parade The Clash 3:26
  32. 31 Version City The Clash 4:23
  33. 32 Living In Fame The Clash 4:53
  34. 33 Silicone On Sapphire The Clash 4:14
  35. 34 Version Pardner The Clash 5:20
  36. 35 Career Opportunities The Clash 2:30
  37. 36 Shepherds Delight The Clash 3:26

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