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Old 06-02-10, 04:25 PM
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your favorite punk albums

Been listening to a lot of punk lately and was wondering some opinions on the best punk albums- maybe a top 10 or 20. I saw a thread about this which was kind of similar before, but that was more about band recommendations than just strictly great punk albums.

Here's a lot of my favorites in no order:

The Clash - The Clash
Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material
Chelsea - Chelsea
Misfits - Walk Among Us
The Boys - The Boys
The Ramones - The Ramones
The Saints - I'm Stranded
Radio Birdman - Radios Appear
The Undertones - The Undertones
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us
The Dead Boys - Young, Loud, and Snotty
Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers- L.A.M.F.
DMZ - DMZ
The Lurkers - Fulham Fallout
The Jam - In the City
Damned - Damned, Damned, Damned
Stranglers - Rattus Norvegicus
The Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen
Vibrators - Pure Mania
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Re: your favorite punk albums

NY Dolls - NY Dolls
MC5 - Kick out the jams
Ramones - Rocket to Russia
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Re: your favorite punk albums

My list is a little more 90's oriented for the most part:

Avail-Dixie
Bad Religion-Suffer
The Clash-London Calling
The Lillingtons-Death by Television
The Ramones-Rocket to Russia
Rancid-Life Won’t Wait
Screeching Weasel-Kill the Musicians
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Re: your favorite punk albums

Here's my list, some bands I left off because I wasn't sure if they were punk or not:

1. Iggy & the Stooges - Raw Power
2. Television - Marquee Moon
3. The Clash - London Calling
4. Wire - Pink Flag
5. Iggy & the Stooges - Fun House
6. The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
7. Wire - Chairs Missing
8. Ramones - Ramones
9. Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
10. Black Flag - Damaged

11. Wire - 154
12. The Jam - All Mod Cons
13. The Clash - The Clash
14. The Slits - Cut
15. The Replacements - Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash
16. Ramones - Rocket to Russia
17. X - Los Angeles
18. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
19. Mission of Burma - Signals, Calls, and Marches EP
20. Mission of Burma - Vs.
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Re: your favorite punk albums

Any album from Danzig-era Misfits

Same for The Descendents and The Ramones.
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English Punk:

The Clash-The Clash, London Calling
The Sex Pistols-Never Mind the Bullocks
The Buzzcocks-Singles Going Steady
The Damned-Damned Damned Damned
The Jam-Sounds of the Jam (a greatest hits cd but if you have to go with a studio album try All Mods Con)
Great compilation cds with Eddie and the Hot Rods, X-Ray Spex, Sham 69, Generation X etc. where you just get there best song or two

New York Punk:

The Ramones-The Ramones, Leave Home, Rocket to Russia
Television-Marquee Moon

LA Punk:

The Minutemen-Double Nickels on the Dime, What Makes a Man Start Fires
Black Flag-Damaged
X-Los Angeles, Wild Gift, Under the Big Black Sun
The Germs-GI
The Descendants-Milo Goes to College
Suicidal Tendencies-Suicidal Tendencies
Decline of Western Civilization soundtrack
Also Great Songs by Social Distortion, Circle Jerks, Catholic Discipline, FEAR, and everybody's favorite cover band The Dickies

Everywhere else punk:

Husker Du-Zen Arcade, Flip Your Wig, New Day Rising, Warehouse:Songs and Stories
The Replacements-Tim, Let It Be, Pleased to Meet Me
Flipper-Album Generic Flipper
Dead Kennedys-Give me Convenience, Frankenchrist
Nirvana-Nevermind, In Utero (Yes I am calling them punk)
The Pixies-Doolittle, Surfer Rosa, Trompe Le Monde
Bikini Kill-The CD version of the First Two Records

Precursor to Punk or Punk before Punk:

Velvet Underground-Velvet Underground & Nico, White Light/White Heat, Loaded
The Stooges-Raw Power
The New York Dolls-New York Dolls
MC5-Kick Out the Jams

Not really punk but punks love them and for a good reason:

Los Lobos-Will the Wolf Survive & By the Light of the Moon
Elvis Costello-My Aim is True, This Years Model
Blondie-Parallel Lines, Eat to the Beat
The Knitters-Poor Little Critter on the Road
Talking Heads-Remain in Light, The Name of This Band is Talking Heads, Fear of Music, Speaking in Tongues
Devo-Q. Are We Not Men
The Violent Femmes-Violent Femmes
Green Day-Dookie, American Idiot (many punk purists hate them but they have some great songs)
The Specials-The Specials
The Pogues-Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash, If I Should Fall From the Grace of God
Sleater-Kinney-The Hot Rock, Dig Me Out
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Re: your favorite punk albums

Originally Posted by funstan View Post

Precursor to Punk or Punk before Punk:

Velvet Underground-Velvet Underground & Nico, White Light/White Heat, Loaded
The Stooges-Raw Power
The New York Dolls-New York Dolls
MC5-Kick Out the Jams
good idea, I would of chose 60s garage rock like the seeds, 13th floor elevators first LP, leaves, etc., although the strongest stuff is on 45s by obscure bands like this one,

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Re: your favorite punk albums

The Exploited - The Massacre

Snap-Her - Queen Bitch Of Rock & Roll, and It Smells, It Burns, It Stings...

NOFX - Punk In Drublic

ANY and ALL Danzig era Misfits (Especially the "Plan 9/Green Skull" Album)

D.R.I. - Dealing With It, Thrash Zone, and Definition

Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies, and Lights...Camera...Revolution!
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Re: your favorite punk albums

Off the top of my head without talking about the Clash or X because they both go without saying:

Minor Threat - S/T
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
The Stooges - Fun House
Black Flag - Damaged
Bad Brains - I Against I
Minutemen - Double Nickles (punk?)
Husker Du - New Day Rising
The Clean - Compilation (cheating a bit)
Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Scream (punk?)
Squirrel Bait - Skag Heaven
The Jam - In The City (if I have to pick only one)
Fugazi - 13 Songs
MDC - Millions of Dead Cops
Social Distortion - Between Heaven and Hell
The Gun Club - Fire of Love (punk?)
Dagnasty - Wig out at Denkos
X-Ray Specs - Germ Free Adolescents

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Re: your favorite punk albums

This is not a strict list of "punk" albums but rather a list of albums I think are synonymous with the punk movement.

The Birthday Party - Hee-Haw (compilation)
The Birthday Party - Prayers on Fire
The Birthday Party - Junkyard
Buzzcocks - Spiral Scratch
Devo - Q: Are we not Men? A: We are Devo!
Husker Du - Zen Arcade
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Magazine - Real Life
Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
Pere Ubu - Dub Housing
Public Image Ltd. - First Issue
Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box/Second Edition
Pylon - Gyrate
Ramones - Ramones
Sex Pistols - Never mind the Bollocks, here's the Sex Pistols
The Stooges - The Stooges
The Stooges - Fun House
Iggy & the Stooges - Raw Power
Suicide - Suicide
Television - Marquee Moon
Wire - Pink Flag
Wire - Chairs Missing
Wire - 154
XTC - White Music
XTC - Go 2
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1. Subhumans - Worlds Apart
2. Minor Threat - Out of Step
3. All - Allroy's Revenge (I guess this would be considered emo today)
4. Social Distortion - Prison Bound
5. Descendents - Milo Goes to College
6. D.R.I. - Dealing with It
7. Black Flag - Damaged
8. Dag Nasty - Can I Say
9. Misfits - Walk Among Us
10. Corrision of Conformity - Eye for an Eye
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Re: your favorite punk albums

X - All of them
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'It's Alive'
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Re: your favorite punk albums

ALL great choices.

I'd add this to what's already been written:

Dillinger Four: "Midwestern Songs Of The Americas"
The Queers: "Love Songs For The Retarded"

Actually almost anything by those two bands is great!
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Refused - the Shape of Punk to Come.
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Social Distortion: Social Distortion
Social Distortion: Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell
Social Distortion: Live at the Roxy
Operation Ivy: Operation Ivy aka Energy
Ramones: Ramones
Green Day: Kerplunk!
Green Day: Dookie (if it counts as a punk album)
Rancid: ...And Out Come the Wolves
Minutemen: Double Nickels on the Dime

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Re: your favorite punk albums

Tom Robinson Band - Power in the Darkness (1978)



No punk collection is complete without it.

Also recommended:

Cockney Rejects


Angelic Upstarts
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Re: your favorite punk albums

Some of my favorites that haven't been listed-
AFI- The Art of Drowning
AFI- Sing the Sorrow
Against Me!- Is Reinventing Axl Rose
Against Me!- New Wave
At the Drive-In- Relationship of Command
Bad Religion- Recipe for Hate
The Cramps- Psychedelic Jungle
The Dwarves- Blood, Guts, and Pussy
Good Riddance- For God and Country
Good Riddance- A Comprehensive Guide to Moderne Rebellion
Jawbreaker- Dear You
Rancid- Lets Go!
The Replacements- Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash
Rise Against- The Sufferer & the Witness
The Vandals- Live Fast, Diarrhea
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I could go on for days!

Descendents - All of them
X - Everything except Hey Zeus!
Ramones - Everything up to End of the Century
Dag Nasty - Can I Say (Wig Out at Denko's is a much weaker album)
Cro Mags - Age of Quarrel
Misfits - Everything w/Danzig
45 Grave - Sleep in Safety
The Damned - Everything has its place, but especially Damned Damned Damned and Machine Gun Etiquette
Bad Religion - Everything with Brett Gurewitz
The Faction - 82-85
Criminals - Never Been Caught
Rancid - Everything except Life Won't Wait
Nerve Agents - Everything

crap, gotta get ready for work...
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Misfits - Everything Danzig era (my fav band ever)
Bad Brains - Bad Brains
Black Flag - Loose Nut
SNFU - If You Swear, You'll Catch No Fish
Minor Threat - The Complete Minor Threat
X - Under The Big Black Sun
The Distillers - Coral Fang
Samhain - Initium (half punk/half metal)
Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power
Wire - Pink Flag
Mission Of Burma - Signals, Calls & Marches
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Re: your favorite punk albums

Too many to name, but here are a couple of ones I like a lot.



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I think Black Dots is the best punk album ever made:

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Bad Brains - Rock for Light
Adolescents - Adolescents
Conflict - The Ungovernable Force
Circle Jerks - Group Sex
Crass - The Feeding of the 5000
TSOL - Dance With Me
Negative Approach - Total Recall
Poisin Idea - Kings of Punk
Agent Orange - Living in Darkness
Discharge - Hear nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing
One Way System - All Systems Go
Black Flag - Everything Went Black
DI - Richard Hung Himself
The Avengers - We Are the One
Swiz - No Punches Pulled

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