Rolling Stone's 40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's 40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time

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40. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
September 2, 1980
Hardcore Punk
Critic Score
82
4 reviews
User Score
88
49 reviews

39. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!

Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
August 28, 1978
New Wave
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
88
44 reviews

38. White Lung - Deep Fantasy

White Lung - Deep Fantasy
June 17, 2014
Noise Rock
Critic Score
78
20 reviews
User Score
77
143 reviews

37. Blink-182 - Enema of the State

Blink-182 - Enema of the State
June 1, 1999
Pop Punk
Critic Score
75
4 reviews
User Score
76
63 reviews

36. Crass - Penis Envy

Crass - Penis Envy
December 1, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
98
1 review

35. Fugazi - 13 Songs

Fugazi - 13 Songs
October 1, 1989
Post-Hardcore
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
User Score
87
32 reviews

34. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
June 14, 1979
Post-Punk
Critic Score
94
6 reviews
User Score
91
399 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.

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33. The Slits - Cut

The Slits - Cut
September 7, 1979
Post-Punk
Critic Score
92
2 reviews
User Score
89
15 reviews

32. Misfits - Walk Among Us

Misfits - Walk Among Us
March 1, 1982
Hardcore Punk
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
88
16 reviews

31. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
April 29, 2003
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
10 reviews
User Score
83
127 reviews

30. Sonic Youth - EVOL

Sonic Youth - EVOL
May 1, 1986
Noise Rock
Critic Score
90
4 reviews
User Score
86
73 reviews

29. The Replacements - Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash

The Replacements - Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash
June 25, 1981
Punk Rock
Critic Score
92
3 reviews
User Score
88
26 reviews

28. Germs - (GI)

Germs - (GI)
January 0, 1979
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
86
3 reviews

27. Minor Threat - Complete Discography

Minor Threat - Complete Discography
January 1, 1989
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
86
4 reviews

26. Flipper - Album - Generic Flipper

Flipper - Album - Generic Flipper
January 1, 1982
Noise Rock
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
79
5 reviews

25. Mission of Burma - Vs.

Mission of Burma - Vs.
January 1, 1982
Post-Punk
Critic Score
94
2 reviews
User Score
89
27 reviews

24. The Jam - All Mod Cons

The Jam - All Mod Cons
November 3, 1978
Power Pop
Critic Score
93
2 reviews
User Score
88
9 reviews

23. Pere Ubu - Terminal Tower: An Archival Collection

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

22. Bikini Kill - The Singles

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

21. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation

Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation
September 1, 1977
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
85
3 reviews

20. X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents

X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents
November 10, 1978
Punk Rock
Critic Score
95
2 reviews
User Score
87
9 reviews

19. Bad Brains - Bad Brains

Bad Brains - Bad Brains
February 1, 1982
Hardcore Punk
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
87
28 reviews

18. Green Day - Dookie

Green Day - Dookie
February 1, 1994
Punk Rock
Critic Score
86
6 reviews
User Score
83
150 reviews

17. Television - Marquee Moon

Television - Marquee Moon
February 8, 1977
Art Punk
Critic Score
100
3 reviews
User Score
91
206 reviews

16. Descendents - Milo Goes to College

Descendents - Milo Goes to College
September 12, 1982
Punk Rock
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
82
22 reviews

15. New York Dolls - New York Dolls

New York Dolls - New York Dolls
July 27, 1973
Glam Rock
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
86
27 reviews

14. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out

Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
April 8, 1997
Indie Rock
Critic Score
88
7 reviews
User Score
86
63 reviews

13. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
July 1, 1984
Hardcore Punk
Critic Score
93
3 reviews
User Score
88
47 reviews

12. Patti Smith - Horses

Patti Smith - Horses
December 13, 1975
Rock
Critic Score
98
4 reviews
User Score
90
139 reviews

11. Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady

Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
September 1, 1979
Punk Rock
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
89
19 reviews

10. Nirvana - Nevermind

Nirvana - Nevermind
September 24, 1991
Grunge
Critic Score
93
5 reviews
User Score
90
530 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.

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9. X - Los Angeles

X - Los Angeles
April 1, 1980
Punk Rock
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
87
23 reviews

8. Black Flag - Damaged

Black Flag - Damaged
December 5, 1981
Hardcore Punk
Critic Score
94
2 reviews
User Score
86
49 reviews

7. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime

Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
July 1, 1984
Post-Punk
Critic Score
91
3 reviews
User Score
87
50 reviews

6. Wire - Pink Flag

Wire - Pink Flag
December 1, 1977
Art Punk
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
90
110 reviews

5. Gang of Four - Entertainment!

Gang of Four - Entertainment!
September 1, 1979
Post-Punk
Critic Score
94
4 reviews
User Score
89
72 reviews

4. The Stooges - Funhouse

The Stooges - Funhouse
July 7, 1970
Punk
Critic Score
98
6 reviews
User Score
91
117 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
Punk
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
87
145 reviews

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

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2. The Clash - The Clash

The Clash - The Clash
April 8, 1977
Punk
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
88
88 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.
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1. Ramones - Ramones

Ramones - Ramones
April 23, 1976
Punk Rock
Critic Score
88
4 reviews
User Score
87
107 reviews
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