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Rolling Stone's 40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's 40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time

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38. White Lung - Deep Fantasy

White Lung - Deep Fantasy
June 17, 2014
Critic Score
78
20 reviews

36. Crass - Penis Envy

Crass - Penis Envy
December 1, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

35. Fugazi - 13 Songs

Fugazi - 13 Songs
October 1, 1989
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

34. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
June 14, 1979
Critic Score
94
6 reviews

By the time of their first LP, Unknown Pleasures, Joy Division had tempered their style, planishing it down to a doleful, deep-toned sound that often suggested an elaborate version of the Velvet Underground or an orderly Public Image Ltd.

33. The Slits - Cut

The Slits - Cut
September 7, 1979
Critic Score
92
2 reviews

32. Misfits - Walk Among Us

Misfits - Walk Among Us
March 1, 1982
Critic Score
92
3 reviews

30. Sonic Youth - EVOL

Sonic Youth - EVOL
May 1, 1986
Critic Score
90
4 reviews

28. Germs - (GI)

Germs - (GI)
January 0, 1979
Critic Score
90
1 review

27. Minor Threat - Complete Discography

Minor Threat - Complete Discography
January 1, 1989
Critic Score
100
1 review

25. Mission of Burma - Vs.

Mission of Burma - Vs.
January 1, 1982
Critic Score
94
2 reviews

24. The Jam - All Mod Cons

The Jam - All Mod Cons
November 3, 1978
Critic Score
93
2 reviews

23. Pere Ubu - Terminal Tower: An Archival Collection

Pere Ubu - Terminal Tower: An Archival Collection
December 19, 1985
Critic Score
100
1 review

22. Bikini Kill - The Singles

Bikini Kill - The Singles
June 23, 1998
Critic Score
80
1 review

21. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation

Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation
September 1, 1977
Critic Score
90
1 review

20. X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents

X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents
November 10, 1978
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

19. Bad Brains - Bad Brains

Bad Brains - Bad Brains
February 1, 1982
Critic Score
90
1 review

18. Green Day - Dookie

Green Day - Dookie
February 1, 1994
Critic Score
86
6 reviews

17. Television - Marquee Moon

Television - Marquee Moon
February 8, 1977
Critic Score
100
3 reviews

16. Descendents - Milo Goes to College

Descendents - Milo Goes to College
September 12, 1982
Critic Score
90
1 review

14. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out

Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
April 8, 1997
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

12. Patti Smith - Horses

Patti Smith - Horses
December 13, 1975
Critic Score
98
4 reviews

11. Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady

Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
September 1, 1979
Critic Score
100
1 review

10. Nirvana - Nevermind

Nirvana - Nevermind
September 24, 1991
Critic Score
93
5 reviews

Too often, underground bands squander their spunk on records they're not ready to make, then burn out their energy and inspiration with uphill touring. Nevermind finds Nirvana at the crossroads — scrappy garageland warriors setting their sights on a land of giants.

9. X - Los Angeles

X - Los Angeles
April 1, 1980
Critic Score
100
1 review

8. Black Flag - Damaged

Black Flag - Damaged
December 5, 1981
Critic Score
94
2 reviews

6. Wire - Pink Flag

Wire - Pink Flag
December 1, 1977
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

5. Gang of Four - Entertainment!

Gang of Four - Entertainment!
September 1, 1979
Critic Score
94
4 reviews

4. The Stooges - Funhouse

The Stooges - Funhouse
July 7, 1970
Critic Score
98
6 reviews

3. Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
October 27, 1977
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

Musically, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols is just about the most exciting rock & roll record of the Seventies.

2. The Clash - The Clash

The Clash - The Clash
April 8, 1977
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
Saucier and more cinematic than activist-rock competition from the MC5 to Rage Against the Machine, the album lays down a guide to exile and cunning. The tunes still detonate as the group still insists justice must prevail, no matter how the world just ended.

1. Ramones - Ramones

Ramones - Ramones
April 23, 1976
Critic Score
88
4 reviews
Original Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/40-greatest-punk-albums-of-all-time-20160406
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