Paste's 50 Best Post-Punk Albums of All Time

Paste's 50 Best Post-Punk Albums of All Time

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50. Orange Juice - Rip It Up

Orange Juice - Rip It Up
November 1, 1982
Jangle Pop
Critic Score
70
1 review
User Score
83
3 reviews

49. Marine Girls - Lazy Ways

Marine Girls - Lazy Ways
March 1, 1983
Twee Pop
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
90
1 review

48. Killing Joke - What's THIS For...!

Killing Joke - What's THIS For...!
June 1, 1981
Post-Punk
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
NR

47. The Fall - Grotesque (After the Gramme)

The Fall - Grotesque (After the Gramme)
November 17, 1980
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
81
6 reviews

46. 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

45. The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight

The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight
June 28, 1980
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
91
3 reviews
User Score
83
10 reviews

44. Mission of Burma - Vs.

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

43. Game Theory - The Big Shot Chronicles

Game Theory - The Big Shot Chronicles
November 1, 1986
Power Pop
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
88
2 reviews

42. Swell Maps - Jane from Occupied Europe

Swell Maps - Jane from Occupied Europe
July 28, 1980
Post-Punk
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
80
10 reviews

41. The Raincoats - The Raincoats

The Raincoats - The Raincoats
January 1, 1979
Post-Punk
Critic Score
95
2 reviews
User Score
81
16 reviews

40. Cocteau Twins - Treasure

Cocteau Twins - Treasure
November 1, 1984
Dream Pop
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
85
44 reviews

39. Sonic Youth - Sister

Sonic Youth - Sister
June 1, 1987
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
100
3 reviews
User Score
88
91 reviews

38. Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth

Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
February 1, 1980
Post-Punk
Critic Score
91
8 reviews
User Score
89
24 reviews

37. The Birthday Party - Prayers on Fire

The Birthday Party - Prayers on Fire
April 6, 1981
Post-Punk
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
79
6 reviews

36. Pere Ubu - Dub Housing

Pere Ubu - Dub Housing
November 9, 1978
Post-Punk
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
84
8 reviews

35. Japan - Tin Drum

Japan - Tin Drum
November 13, 1981
New Wave
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
86
6 reviews

34. Pylon - Gyrate

Pylon - Gyrate
January 1, 1980
Post-Punk
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
87
8 reviews

33. The Go-Betweens - Tallulah

The Go-Betweens - Tallulah
June 1, 1987
Jangle Pop
Critic Score
70
1 review
User Score
79
1 review

32. 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

31. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms

The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
April 1, 1980
Post-Punk
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
86
32 reviews

30. The Pop Group - Y

The Pop Group - Y
April 20, 1979
Post-Punk
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
85
29 reviews

29. Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden

Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
September 16, 1988
Post-Rock
Critic Score
86
4 reviews
User Score
89
88 reviews

28. The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour

The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour
March 8, 1982
Post-Punk
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
86
9 reviews

27. The dB's - Stands for Decibels

The dB's - Stands for Decibels
January 1, 1981
Power Pop
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
74
4 reviews

26. The B-52's - The B-52's

The B-52's - The B-52's
July 6, 1979
New Wave
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
84
19 reviews

25. XTC - Skylarking

XTC - Skylarking
October 27, 1986
Psychedelic Pop
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
84
29 reviews

24. Magazine - Real Life

Magazine - Real Life
June 1, 1978
Post-Punk
Critic Score
95
2 reviews
User Score
88
8 reviews

23. The Smiths - The Smiths

The Smiths - The Smiths
February 20, 1984
Jangle Pop
Critic Score
90
4 reviews
User Score
87
185 reviews

22. 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

21. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
November 1, 1985
Noise Pop
Critic Score
97
2 reviews
User Score
88
132 reviews

20. Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain

Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
May 8, 1984
Post-Punk
Critic Score
82
4 reviews
User Score
86
37 reviews

19. U2 - Boy

U2 - Boy
October 20, 1980
Post-Punk
Critic Score
81
6 reviews
User Score
79
59 reviews

18. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising

Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
January 1, 1985
Post-Hardcore
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
88
33 reviews

17. The Police - Synchronicity

The Police - Synchronicity
June 1, 1983
New Wave
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
84
42 reviews

16. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju
June 6, 1981
Post-Punk
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
84
19 reviews

15. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her to Eternity

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her to Eternity
June 18, 1984
Post-Punk
Critic Score
77
4 reviews
User Score
80
35 reviews

14. Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box

Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
November 23, 1979
Post-Punk
Critic Score
97
5 reviews
User Score
86
32 reviews

13. Joy Division - Closer

Joy Division - Closer
July 18, 1980
Post-Punk
Critic Score
97
4 reviews
User Score
91
281 reviews

12. R.E.M. - Murmur

R.E.M. - Murmur
April 12, 1983
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
94
7 reviews
User Score
89
128 reviews

11. The Slits - Cut

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

10. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food

Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food
July 21, 1978
Post-Punk
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
88
96 reviews

9. The Cure - Pornography

The Cure - Pornography
May 3, 1982
Gothic Rock
Critic Score
71
3 reviews
User Score
83
78 reviews

8. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies

New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
May 2, 1983
New Wave
Critic Score
94
4 reviews
User Score
89
177 reviews

7. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
April 1, 1983
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
91
3 reviews
User Score
88
95 reviews

6. Gang of Four - Entertainment!

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

5. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

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

4. Talking Heads - Remain in Light

Talking Heads - Remain in Light
October 8, 1980
New Wave
Critic Score
98
4 reviews
User Score
92
266 reviews

3. Wire - Chairs Missing

Wire - Chairs Missing
August 1, 1978
Post-Punk
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
89
49 reviews

2. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead

The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
June 16, 1986
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
100
4 reviews
User Score
92
369 reviews

1. Television - Marquee Moon

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