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  • Band members: Mick Jones, Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon
  • Summary: The 9-disc box set collects together five remastered studio albums; three discs of demos, b-sides, outtakes, rare tracks, and unreleased tracks; a DVD containing live performances, interviews, and music videos; reprints of fanzines, stickers, badges, dogtags, and a poster in a boom box-shaped set.
  • Record Label: Sony Legacy
  • Genre(s): Punk, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Punk/New Wave, Dance-Rock, British Punk
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Sep 19, 2013
    100
    Sound System presents the complete Clash, lovingly remastered on six discs, comprising the five studio LPs the classic lineup released between 1977 and 1982, plus a 3-CD set featuring non-LP singles and B-sides. A DVD unspools archival footage, plus every video. The sonic upgrade sounds best on the earliest material.
  2. 100
    Sound System is quite the piece of work. [Sep 2013, p.94]
  3. Feb 4, 2014
    100
    Sound System gives the full, eclectic picture. [Oct 2013, p.116]
  4. Sep 19, 2013
    95
    Sound System could well be a life changer, containing, as it does, the collected works of hands-down the greatest rock 'n' roll outfit the UK has produced in the last four decades. [No.102, p.51]
  5. Oct 29, 2013
    90
    Sound System really is the definitive article, and with Christmas on the horizon, is sure to feature high on several wishlists.
  6. Sep 12, 2013
    90
    Sound System drives home the foursome’s adeptness at boundary hopping, while never forgetting the value of a good hook and a politically righteous lyric.
  7. Oct 14, 2013
    60
    Hardcore fans will own it all already, and newcomers will find it too daunting.

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  1. Sep 17, 2013
    10
    There could be no better box set you could own. Ever. The Clash' discography is a timeless one. They stand out as one of the few enduring punkThere could be no better box set you could own. Ever. The Clash' discography is a timeless one. They stand out as one of the few enduring punk bands with a voice, message and set of convictions that was unchanging, unrelenting and has proved unstoppable. From their two chord, savage masterpieces, to their jazz and dub infused experimentations of later years, The Clash were non-static and poured great passion into every one of their albums. There is not much new to hear here, but it is all epic. Every track is worth poring over. Expand