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The Best Post-Punk Albums of the 1970s

1. Television - Marquee Moon

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

2. Wire - Chairs Missing

Wire - Chairs Missing
August 1, 1978
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

4. Iggy Pop - The Idiot

Iggy Pop - The Idiot
March 18, 1977
Critic Score
100
1 review

5. Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box

Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
November 23, 1979
Critic Score
96
5 reviews

6. Magazine - Real Life

Magazine - Real Life
June 1, 1978
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

7. Gang of Four - Entertainment!

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

8. The Raincoats - The Raincoats

The Raincoats - The Raincoats
November 3, 1979
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

9. Wire - 154

Wire - 154
September 1, 1979
Critic Score
91
2 reviews

10. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
June 14, 1979
Critic Score
90
6 reviews

11. The Pop Group - Y

The Pop Group - Y
April 20, 1979
Critic Score
90
1 review

12. Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance

Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
January 1, 1978
Critic Score
90
1 review

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

Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
August 28, 1978
Critic Score
90
1 review

14. Pere Ubu - Dub Housing

Pere Ubu - Dub Housing
November 9, 1978
Critic Score
90
1 review

15. The Stranglers - No More Heroes

The Stranglers - No More Heroes
September 23, 1977
Critic Score
90
1 review

16. The Slits - Cut

The Slits - Cut
September 7, 1979
Critic Score
88
3 reviews

17. Simple Minds - Real to Real Cacophony

Simple Minds - Real to Real Cacophony
October 11, 1979
Critic Score
88
2 reviews

18. Public Image Ltd. - First Issue

Public Image Ltd. - First Issue
December 8, 1978
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

19. The Fall - Live at the Witch Trials

The Fall - Live at the Witch Trials
March 16, 1979
Critic Score
84
3 reviews

20. Television - Adventure

Television - Adventure
April 1, 1978
Critic Score
84
2 reviews

21. The Fall - Dragnet

The Fall - Dragnet
October 26, 1979
Critic Score
82
3 reviews

22. The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys

The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
May 11, 1979
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

23. Magazine - Secondhand Daylight

Magazine - Secondhand Daylight
March 30, 1979
Critic Score
80
1 review

24. Ultravox - Ultravox!

Ultravox - Ultravox!
February 25, 1977
Critic Score
80
1 review

25. Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Scream

Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Scream
October 13, 1978
Critic Score
80
1 review
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