It's the 35th anniversary of the release of The Clash's seminal third album, London Calling. But honestly, you don't need any excuse to re-listen to the entire thing, cover to cover.

The title track of London Calling is (rightly) the most famous โ€” inspired by the Three Mile Island accident in Pennsylvania, it riffs off the famous BBC broadcasts to occupied countries in WWII, which always started with "This is London calling".

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Recorded in a six-week period, working 18-hour days and often getting the songs in just a couple of takes, the album is often heralded as being the first 'post-punk' work โ€” in other words, it's when punk (and The Clash) grew up. Regardless of which side of the musical nerdery you fall on, it's doubtless that London Calling is worthwhile listening.