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The Best Punk Albums of the 1970s

1. The Clash - London Calling

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

2. Wire - Pink Flag

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

3. Ramones - Rocket to Russia

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

5. The Clash - The Clash

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

6. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life

Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
August 29, 1977
Critic Score
100
1 review

7. Ian Dury - New Boots and Panties!!

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

8. Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady

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

9. Ramones - Leave Home

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

10. Buzzcocks - Spiral Scratch

Buzzcocks - Spiral Scratch
January 29, 1977
Critic Score
93
2 reviews

11. Ramones - Road to Ruin

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

12. The Damned - Damned Damned Damned

The Damned - Damned Damned Damned
February 18, 1977
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

13. X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents

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

14. Germs - (GI)

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

15. The Stranglers - No More Heroes

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

16. Radio Birdman - Radios Appear

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

17. The Undertones - The Undertones

The Undertones - The Undertones
May 1, 1979
Critic Score
90
1 review

18. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation

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

19. The Dead Boys - Young Loud and Snotty

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

20. The Jam - In the City

The Jam - In the City
May 20, 1977
Critic Score
88
2 reviews

21. The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette

The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette
November 12, 1979
Critic Score
87
2 reviews

22. Ramones - Ramones

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

23. 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
85
2 reviews

24. Buzzcocks - A Different Kind of Tension

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

25. Ramones - It's Alive

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