I bought most of the Clash's albums upon their original release (including this one). Their music continually evolved, however, that evolution took a wrong turn with this album. It wasn't inventive like London Calling (yes you whipper snappers, nothing like it had been put out till then - we all realize that a lot of stuff since then has borrowed that sound) or experimental like Sandinista. Quite frankly, it's just a dumb album. I gave it two stars because it was the Clash, anyone else would have warranted less.