The Clash - London Calling (1979)
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25 Of The Most Game-Changing And Influential Albums
9. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
It's hard to imagine now, but punk was seen as a trend that wouldn't live on beyond the landmark year of 1977. But The Clash proved them wrong - they signed to a major label and survived, they had chart success and retained their credibility… and they didn't implode like the Sex Pistols did. Their third album was a very un-punk like double LP that appeared in the dying days of the 1970s. It drew on influences like reggaeand proved that punk could have artistic longevity and a social conscience.