Rolling Stone's 40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's 40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time

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38.

White Lung - Deep Fantasy
June 17, 2014
Critic Score
76
22 reviews

37.

Blink-182 - Enema of the State
June 1, 1999
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

36.

Crass - Penis Envy
Critic Score
90
1 review

35.

Fugazi - 13 Songs
October 1, 1989
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

34.

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

33.

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

32.

Misfits - Walk Among Us
March 0, 1982
Critic Score
91
3 reviews

31.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
April 29, 2003
Critic Score
77
14 reviews

30.

Sonic Youth - EVOL
May 1, 1986
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

28.

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

27.

Minor Threat - Complete Discography
January 1, 1989
Critic Score
100
1 review

26.

Flipper - Album - Generic Flipper
January 1, 1982
Critic Score
90
1 review

25.

Mission of Burma - Vs.
January 1, 1982
Critic Score
93
2 reviews

24.

The Jam - All Mod Cons
November 3, 1978
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

23.

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

22.

Bikini Kill - The Singles
June 23, 1998
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

21.

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

20.

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

19.

Bad Brains - Bad Brains
February 1, 1982
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

18.

Green Day - Dookie
February 1, 1994
Critic Score
93
8 reviews

17.

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

16.

Descendents - Milo Goes to College
September 12, 1982
Critic Score
90
1 review

15.

New York Dolls - New York Dolls
July 27, 1973
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

14.

Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
April 8, 1997
Critic Score
87
7 reviews

13.

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
July 1, 1984
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

12.

Patti Smith - Horses
December 13, 1975
Critic Score
98
5 reviews

11.

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

10.

Nirvana - Nevermind
September 24, 1991
Critic Score
94
6 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.

9.

X - Los Angeles
April 1, 1980
Critic Score
100
1 review

8.

Black Flag - Damaged
December 5, 1981
Critic Score
94
3 reviews

6.

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

5.

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

On their combative, compulsively dance-y 1979 debut album, Entertainment!, Gill's fractured rhythm guitar shreds chords and roars anti-solos as Allen's funk bass supplies melody and Burnham rocks steady.

4.

The Stooges - Funhouse
July 7, 1970
Critic Score
99
6 reviews

3.

Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
October 27, 1977
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

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

2.

The Clash - The Clash
April 8, 1977
Critic Score
100
3 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.

1.

Ramones - Ramones
April 23, 1976
Critic Score
85
4 reviews
Original Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/40-greatest-punk-albums-of-all-time-20160406
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