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The Best Punk Albums of the 1970s

1.

The Clash - London Calling
December 14, 1979
Critic Score
100
5 reviews

2.

The Clash - The Clash
April 8, 1977
Critic Score
100
4 reviews

3.

Ramones - Rocket to Russia
November 4, 1977
Critic Score
100
3 reviews

4.

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

6.

Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
August 29, 1977
Critic Score
97
3 reviews

7.

Buzzcocks - Spiral Scratch
January 29, 1977
Critic Score
95
3 reviews

8.

Ian Dury - New Boots and Panties!!
September 30, 1977
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

9.

The Undertones - The Undertones
May 1, 1979
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

10.

Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
September 1, 1979
Critic Score
95
3 reviews

11.

Ramones - Leave Home
January 10, 1977
Critic Score
94
4 reviews

12.

Ramones - Road to Ruin
September 21, 1978
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

13.

X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents
November 10, 1978
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

14.

Germs - (GI)
January 0, 1979
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

15.

Radio Birdman - Radios Appear
July 1, 1977
Critic Score
90
1 review

16.

The Dead Boys - Young Loud and Snotty
October 1, 1977
Critic Score
90
1 review

17.

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

18.

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

19.

The Damned - Damned Damned Damned
February 18, 1977
Critic Score
88
4 reviews

20.

Ramones - Ramones
April 23, 1976
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

21.

Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
August 28, 1978
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

22.

The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette
November 12, 1979
Critic Score
84
3 reviews

23.

Ramones - It's Alive
January 4, 1979
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

24.

Buzzcocks - A Different Kind of Tension
September 1, 1979
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

25.

The Stranglers - Rattus Norvegicus
April 15, 1977
Critic Score
80
1 review
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