Well, here it is. The album that divided the Clash audience. 2 hours 25 minutes of everything! I have played this record over and over more than any other and it still never fails to entertain. Even the so called 'filler' tracks have crept into my heart over the years.It embraces rap,soul,rockabilly,reggae,dub,gospel,jazz and theres even the odd punk tune thrown in.
OK,there are some mistakes - "Ivan Meets G.I. Joes'" childish chorus hasn't improved with age, is it imperative that Joe Strummer's old busking buddy Tymon Dogg really sing and play shrieking violin on "Lose That Skin"?, and why sequence the album so that so many down-tempo things show up at the end?
But maybe thats why its all the more endearing. As far as musical exprimentation goes this makes Radioheads 'Kid A' look like a walk in the park.I would strongly recommend this even if you aint a Clash fan,just as long as your a music fan.