The Clash Give 'Em Enough Rope
3.9 Ranking: #22 for 1978
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4.0 excellentlz41 | September 17th 13

Unfairly demoted to a ''sell-out'' album, ''Give ''Em Enough Rope'' acts as a commendable bridge between the raw anger of ''The Clash'' and the sprawling fragmentation of ''London Calling''. The UK punk scene is still audible here; indeed, the heavier sound of the production gives several songs a pounding sense of importance and fury, most notably ''English Civil War'', arguably the band's most incendiary song. There are a couple of songs that are seemingly hesitant over whether to be raw or sophisticated, but ''Give ''Em Enough Rope'' is nonetheless a strong album.

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3.5 greatTheManMachine | June 27th 13

Being wedged between two undeniably classic albums, this one often gets looked over in comparison. While it doesn't capture the raw debut punk magic of the earlier or the all-encompassing eclecticism of the latter, what it does deliver is expected Clash solidity - even if it's somewhat inconsistent.

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