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
November 1, 1982
Critic Score
70
1 review

49.

Marine Girls - Lazy Ways
March 1, 1983
Critic Score
80
1 review

47.

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

46.

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

44.

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

43.

Game Theory - The Big Shot Chronicles
November 1, 1986
Critic Score
90
1 review

41.

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

40.

Cocteau Twins - Treasure
November 1, 1984
Critic Score
90
1 review

39.

Sonic Youth - Sister
June 1, 1987
Critic Score
100
4 reviews

38.

Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
February 1, 1980
Critic Score
91
9 reviews

36.

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

35.

Japan - Tin Drum
November 13, 1981
Critic Score
90
1 review

34.

Pylon - Gyrate
January 1, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

33.

The Go-Betweens - Tallulah
June 1, 1987
Critic Score
70
1 review

31.

The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
April 1, 1980
Critic Score
96
2 reviews

30.

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

29.

Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
September 16, 1988
Critic Score
98
5 reviews

28.

The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour
March 8, 1982
Critic Score
88
2 reviews

27.

The dB's - Stands for Decibels
January 1, 1981
Critic Score
90
1 review

26.

The B-52's - The B-52's
July 6, 1979
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

25.

XTC - Skylarking
October 27, 1986
Critic Score
98
3 reviews

24.

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

23.

The Smiths - The Smiths
February 20, 1984
Critic Score
91
5 reviews

21.

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
November 1, 1985
Critic Score
98
2 reviews

19.

U2 - Boy
October 20, 1980
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

18.

Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
January 1, 1985
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

17.

The Police - Synchronicity
June 1, 1983
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

14.

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

13.

Joy Division - Closer
July 18, 1980
Critic Score
97
6 reviews

12.

R.E.M. - Murmur
April 12, 1983
Critic Score
95
7 reviews

11.

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

9.

The Cure - Pornography
May 3, 1982
Critic Score
61
3 reviews

6.

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

5.

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

4.

Talking Heads - Remain in Light
October 8, 1980
Critic Score
97
7 reviews

3.

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

2.

The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
June 16, 1986
Critic Score
100
4 reviews

1.

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