10 Punk Albums to Listen to Before You Die



6. The Damned, Damned Damned Damned
What many consider to be the first full-length UK punk album is also considered to be one of the best. Similar to Nevermind the Bullocks, Damned Damned Damned sounds like a sped up version of traditional rock 'n' roll. As the band progressed, its sound incorporated a more ethereal, gothic style, but tracks such as "New Rose," "Stab Your Back," "So Messed Up" and "I Fall" would have been the definitive sound of Sun Records had the famed Memphis label existed in England during the late 1970s.



5. Descendents, Milo Goes to College
The 15 songs on Milo Goes to College set the foundation for the pop-punk genre, but we won't hold that against these four South Bay misfits. Instead, we'll scream along with the teenage angst found on "Parents," pretend to beat up jocks while listening to "I'm Not a Loser" and flip the bird to fashion punks after proclaiming "I'm Not a Punk." There's not a clunker on this record, but the final four songs ("Marriage," "Hope," "Bikeage" and "Jean is Dead") prove that you can be into punk without being the shirtless dude who wants to start the pit. You don't believe me? Go see the band and watch what happens when they play "Hope." Seriously, there's not a better girl-disses-boy song on the planet.



4. Flipper, Album Generic Flipper
Your band can't cover any of the nine songs on this album because the only person on the planet who can play these wild guitar parts is Flipper guitarist Ted Falconi. What you can do, however, is get super high on drugs, put these songs on late at night and just stare (and I mean that in the best possible way). You won't hear many (any?) punk cliches such as power chords, super fast drumming or songs about Reagan on this one. Instead, Flipper brings punk into a psychedelic nightmare where Bruce Loose and Will Shatter trade hypnotic vocals and drummer Steve DePace bashes away with what sounds like baseball bats for sticks. Album closer "Sex Bomb" is the "hit," but if you wanna get really spacey, start with "(I Saw You) Shine."


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keott
keott

Greg the Bunny's Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains- Love Songs for the Apocalypse, Big Vinny and the Cattle Thieves- I Was a Teenage Premature Ejaculator, M.D.C.- Millions of Dead Cops, Cross Stitched Eyes- Coranach, Dayglow Abortions- Out of the Womb, Hard-ons - Dick Cheese, 7 Seconds- Old School, Subhumanz- From the Cradle to the Grave, Die Wut- Die Fruhen Jahre (1981--1982).


Fuck all of your mainstream pop punk. Big Vinny is a single, but both sides are killer and worthy of a listen before you all go fuck yourselves.

mehmeh
mehmeh

we get it dude, you like the dwarves. hate to break it to you but most punks STILL haven't heard them, just heard OF them due to their shock value. they don't belong on this list at all

josegranny
josegranny

SUCK MY ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

josegranny
josegranny

GERMS INVENTED HARDCORE PUNK YOU SNIVELING PIECE OF SHIT!!!!!

josegranny
josegranny

HENRY ROLLINS IS A COWARD ASS FAGGOT WHO RAN AND LEFT HIS FRIEND TO BE SHOT TO DEATH. THEN TRIED TO ACT HARDCORE? I DONT THINK SO. HE IS THE WRONG KIND IF PUNK.

josegranny
josegranny

THE CLASH ARE A BUNCH OF ASSHOLE HUFFING FAGGOTS!



ignaciodelgado2003
ignaciodelgado2003

Wow, not a single Clash album.  Bogus list.  I could go on.  But why bother. And no X or Social D?  OK so I went on.  Rancid? Anyone?

oldpunx1967
oldpunx1967

still have all these on vinyl. all play great and can be turned up to 11.

oldpunx1967
oldpunx1967

Gottem on vinyl, some 1st pressings, all still play great and can be turned up to11!

littlebanana
littlebanana

I would trade the Dwarves, Flipper and Misfits for Wire's "Pink Flag," any of the Buzzcocks' first three albums and Minor Threat's self-titled (if that counts as an album).

paddy.joyce
paddy.joyce

Never Mind The Bollocks at no9 ? WTF??????  How about the Anti no where League? "So What?", Metallica done a cover of that!!! Loads of the best missed, crap list!!!! 

tacchiniale
tacchiniale

ma sei scemo? i dead kennedys al 7 posto? ma ca a ciapà i rat!

cavemag
cavemag

Needs more Husker Du and The Effigies

howardmartinez52
howardmartinez52

No Suicidal Tendencies, and what about Agent Orange...they're from the OC

brianmaull
brianmaull

Is there anyone that enjoys punk rock that hasn't heard every one of those records 897458973590348590387590345 times?  

Monkeygroin
Monkeygroin

Where the hell is The Clash..London Calling????? There are alot of other bands I rather see on this list and number one is the dwarves???? Someone got into the cough syrup again and got some daim bramage

bobby.pps
bobby.pps

I thought "FEAR" would of hit the top ten or least "Adolescence"

rikkagnew
rikkagnew

NO ONE DIRECTION? NO KATY PERRY? WTF? 

disarraye
disarraye

Where are the good Brit punk bands? Sad list...

Crit
Crit

dwarves suck 

nosleepatall.com
nosleepatall.com

All I know is at least I own the #1 band since sometime in the 90's

savatage_de
savatage_de

What a stupid list -> 
 No Discharge - hear nothing, see nothing, say nothing, no UK Subs - Another kind of blues, The Exploited - Punk's not dead, no GBH - City baby attacked by rats, no CRASS - Feeding of the 5000

mannybanny
mannybanny

No ~X~, no Clash, no Replacements? WTF!

SisterRay
SisterRay

Damaged? Repeater? Double Nickle? Zen 
Arcade?  LA?  This list is lame.

GlenW
GlenW

Agnostic Front - Victim in Pain

chucke99
chucke99

Double Nickels on the Dime, dude.

emperor_wurm
emperor_wurm

jesus, black flag with rollins? really? Black flag was only good with Keith Morris

ZaphodBeebleBrox
ZaphodBeebleBrox

I'm not bagging out the list because it's subjective but one punk band that frequently gets overlooked for their contributions is 'The Saints' and their album  (I'm) Stranded. Check it out..

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

Some point along the continuum is fine. Just don't wait too long cuz you never know...

Jeff Hillegass
Jeff Hillegass

Is the idea to listen to these IMMEDIATELY before you die, or at some point along the continuum?

Joe Leibrandt
Joe Leibrandt

I guess you had to draw the line somewhere, but no Clash? Really? Fallible.

Rodney David Rachal
Rodney David Rachal

Why are you reposting an article that you done back in November? Lazy asses....

Tim Watson
Tim Watson

And where are the UK Subs, Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers, Buzzcocks... Sham 69... etc

Ricky Stauffer
Ricky Stauffer

This list will NEVER be perfected. There were a few that I agree with. FLIPPER for one. They were so great live!

Greg Gust
Greg Gust

Infallible my ass - I didn't see Minor Threat or Adolescents...

Kathryn Knox
Kathryn Knox

Nice list, but I need some Against Me in the mix. Reinventing Axl Rose or the live release, Americans Abroad. Brilliant.

PsychoGodKiller
PsychoGodKiller

Sex Pistols, Nevermind the Bullocks Here's the Sex Pistols Number 9???????

Now that's bullshit!

jurnyman66
jurnyman66

Jesus, did you fucking proofread your own article? Guess you were too busy listening to a couple of the shit bands you included on this list... I'm talking to you Flipper and The Dwarves

Crit
Crit

@savatage_de List doesn't completely suck but you're right at the very least Discharge and GBH should be on there.

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