Masterpiece Reviews: The Clash – “London Calling”

The genre-bending double album provided a quintessential soundtrack for social unrest and upheaval

Welcome to the latest edition of Masterpiece Reviews. Once again, we’ve thrown on our favorite velvet robe, turned up the fire, and are here to regale you with stories of the greatest and most classic albums of all time. It’s a fresh, new perspective on why these albums are filed under “M” for masterpiece.

After making their mark with two albums of straightforward punk rock, The Clash left longtime producer Bernard Rhodes and set out to record something much more expansive. With London Calling, Joe Strummer and his band of socially conscious misfits created a genre-bending collection of reggae, rockabilly, and ska to soundtrack a generation of social upheaval.

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