Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Top 50 Punk Rock Albums of All Time

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Thanks to seeing a couple different posts on Facebook of L.A. Weekly’s recent list of the top 20 punk albums of all time, I decided it was time for the Dave’s Music Database version of the list. As with all DMDB lists, this is an aggegrate of multiple best-of lists, 43 in this case. Enjoy – and please leave your thoughts in the comments section.

The Top 50 Punk Albums of All Time

1. Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)
2. The Clash The Clash (1977)
3. Ramones Ramones (1976)
4. The Clash London Calling (1979)
5. Black Flag Damaged (1981)

6. The Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (1980)
7. The Damned Damned Damned Damned (1977)
8. The Stooges Raw Power (1973)
9. Buzzcocks Singles Going Steady (1979)
10. Bad Brains Bad Brains (1982)

11. The Misfits Walk Among Us (1982)
12. The Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
13. The Descendents Milo Goes to College (1982)
14. Wire Pink Flag (1977)
15. Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade (1984)

16. X Los Angeles (1980)
17. New York Dolls New York Dolls (1973)
18. The MC5 Kick Out the Jams (1968)
19. Ramones Rocket to Russia (1977)
20. The Stooges Fun House (1970)

21. Green Day Dookie (1994)
22. Rancid And Out Come the Wolves (1995)
23. Minor Threat Complete Discography (1990)
24. Richard Hell & the Voidoids Blank Generation (1977)
25. Stiff Little Fingers Inflammable Material (1979)

26. The Dead Boys Young, Loud & Snotty (1977)
27. Discharge Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing (1982)
28. Gang of Four Entertainment! (1979)
29. The Misfits Static Age (1997)
30. Refused The Shape of Punk to Come (1998)

31. The Damned Machine Gun Etiquette (1979)
32. Social Distortion Mommy’s Little Monster (1983)
33. Television Marquee Moon (1977)
34. Operation Ivy Energy (1990)
35. The Germs GI (1979)

36. Patti Smith Horses (1975)
37. X-Ray Spex Germ-Free Adolescents (1978)
38. Bad Religion Suffer (1988)
39. Crass The Feeding of the 5000 (1978)
40. The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers (1973)

41. Suicide Suicide (1977)
42. Blink-182 Enema of the State (1999)
43. The Undertones The Undertones (1979)
44. Fugazi Repeater (1990)
45. NOFX Punk in Drublic (1994)

46. Hüsker Dü New Day Rising (1985)
47. The Dead Kennedys Plastic Surgery Disasters (1982)
48. Fear The Record (1982)
49. Circle Jerks Group Sex (1981)
50. The Cramps Songs the Lord Taught Us (1980)


Resources:
  • About.com
  • A Life of Defeats (blog)
  • Amazon (essentials by style: punk)
  • Amazon (a list by Aaron Alvin)
  • Amazon (a list by Jordan Moore)
  • Barnes & Noble (fundamentals: punk, proto-punk, post-punk)
  • Blender
  • CBGB
  • TheClashBlog.com
  • Classic Rock Forums
  • Dallas Observer
  • Digital Dream Door
  • DK Presents
  • Drowned in Sound
  • Eastside-online.org
  • Google (Best Punk Rock Albums)
  • HubPages
  • HubPages: Anarchy on the Airwaves
  • IGN
  • Kerrang!
  • L.A. Weekly
  • Bruce Lawson
  • Music Radar
  • NME
  • OC Weekly
  • Record Collector
  • Revolver
  • Henry Rollins
  • Scaruffi.com
  • Shredding Radio
  • TheSpits.com
  • Sputnik Music (a list by Brain Toad)
  • Superior Shit (blog)
  • Terrorizer
  • Tfronky
  • Treble
  • Ultimate Guitar
  • Uncle E
  • Wikipedia
  • Yahoo! Music
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