Well obviously you're completely wrong about ska but that's for another day and there's none on this album. You'll still prolly hate it but sure, as a signed up Clash hater already i'm kinda curious what you'll make of this glorious mess.
I realised I never posted in here again after my three listens. It took a long time to listen to it again and again (I haven't gone back to it since the third listen). From what I remember, there was some great stuff on it and bits that I didn't like at all. It struck me as a bit of a White Album thing - something that you could really get into and embrace the eclecticism or that you could find insufferable. I could be persuaded to listen to this again.
Total on the edge of falling apart playing, Paul concentrating SO HARD on the bassline, Joe just about managing to spit out the entire thesis-length of lyrics and Mick Jones with full on guitar effects up to 11 overwhelming everything, amazin'. Topper is doing grand though.