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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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

jmcguinness
jmcguinness

Donde esta Out of Step? trade for the Ramones' monotony any day. Kudos on the Damned and the Descendents

Sandy Baumgardner
Sandy Baumgardner

LOVE The Dwarves take on the California Cooler song, at 12:30.

Dunno
Dunno

Social distortion?

beatrice_demesier
beatrice_demesier

Where's the Germs and Generation X? And there's someone on here that thinks punk is puke and now I am starting to think that person doesn't have any friends.

xrayspex000
xrayspex000

List doesn't include "Los Angeles" by ~X~ or any Clash, so it's an epic FAIL.

 

theroadkill999
theroadkill999

how about some real music like otis spann, howling wolf, tom waits, duke elligotn, bb king or black sabbath blues is the only way to go fuck all this fart punk rock shit all puck is image theirs no soul their 

Duder Die
Duder Die

Flipper and the dwarves suck. None of these would even be on my top 1000, except maybe black flag and bad brains..... Maybe

Greg Chavez
Greg Chavez

No Turbonegro makes that list irrelevant.

odiomolotov
odiomolotov

1) machine gun etiquette ( the damned ) 2) the clash (the clash) 3) inflammable material (stiff little fingers ) 4) another music in a different kitchen (buzzcocks) 5 ) ramones (ramones) 6) never mind the bollocks (sex pistols ) 7) the undertones ( the undertones ) 8) young , loud and snooty (dead boys) 9 ) los violadores (los violadores ) 10) the feeding of ... ( crass) in this order ( or not ! ) and much more albums of the 70`s and the middle of the 80's period

 

robert0218
robert0218

Um, Circle Jerks, Agnostic Front, Minor Threat, Stooges, the Clash... and on, and on, and on... 

wilford_brimley
wilford_brimley

cock sparrer- shock troops is better than any of those albums.

nedsped
nedsped

YOu get a kudo for The Misfits but omit Bad Religion is just SINFUL!!!!! 

Brandon Garvin
Brandon Garvin

Circle Jerks - Group Sex, D.I. - Horse Bites Dog Cries, Agent Orange - Living in Darkness, Husker Du - Zen Arcade/New Day Rising, Saccharine Trust - Pagan Icons, The Flesh Eaters - A Minute To Pray, A Second to Die, The Gun Club - Fire of Love/Miami/Las Vegas Story, etc, etc

Brittany Lieberman
Brittany Lieberman

^agreed, Clash DEFINITELY needs to be somewhere on here. NOFX's Punk in Drublic. The Germs, GI.

Ward Anderson
Ward Anderson

Someone explain why the adolescents didn't make this list?

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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