I took a long bike ride today and finally listened to “London Calling” all the way through (yes, I know it came out in 1979. I’ve been very busy doing important other things, okay?).
This record is routinely cited as one of the very few collections that merits the double length, and couldn’t be improved by cutting it down to a single LP (along with The White Album, Exile On Main St., and (occasionally) Tusk). I’m thinking that it doesn’t quite make that grade, or at least that they could’ve dropped “Jimmy Jazz”.
I’d love to get your responses on the whole double album thing, though. What do you think is the best double album of all time, and why? Bonus points if you can make a coherent case for the inclusion of “Revolution #9” or “Turd On The Run”.