Top 10 Modern Punk Bands

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The Top Ten

1
Green Day
You cannot leave Green day off this list. They are the kings of the punk revival. They are the most popular punk band ever, for better or worse. They make very catchy and original songs that a lot of us have heard. Even after they "sold out" with American idiot, they still make great music.
Wow they came to one at this option. Anyway why do people keep fking calling blink better than green day green day are like the best punk band ever
These guys are the kings of Punk!
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2Rise Against
These guys are one word amazing. They create some of the most meaningful songs with very deep lyrics that touch us and leave some of us crying. They create very powerful lyrics concerning the world. They make songs that really make a difference.
Rise Against is the greatest band on planet earth ( I canĀ't speak for the other planets) Their song make perfect sense and are written in a way that makes you think, smile and cry at the same time. Anyone can relate to pretty much everything their songs are about, because most of them have multiple meanings.
I've really looked and looked for a band with this amazing sounds but I can't, Favorite band no doubt.
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3Blink-182
If you don't think that Blink-182 is the best punk band ever you don't know punk rock. It's as simple as that. To say Green Day is punk is only true on their old songs. American idiot yeah that's very punk but to say 21 guns is punk... Blink-182 has real life situations and they rock so much more than Green Day. I would put Blink-182 top and then Sum 41 all the way. Rise against is a great band and so is the offspring but sum 41 shows the youth punk which is way more inspirational.
Ok, heres the deal: blink-182 created pop-punk. They make great songs about adolescence, relationships, personal problems, etc. And they make songs with humerous lyrics to songs with more serious concepts. Very fast catchy songs.
Blink 182 are my favourite band by far. They are definitely the best band from the 90's by far and definitely deserve to be up the top of this list!
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4The Offspring
Why is Offspring so far from the top. I personally prefer them over Green Day. Offspring have funny songs like Pretty Fly (For A White Guy), and Why Don't You Get A Job, but they also have serious songs like The Kids Aren't Alright, Come Out And Play, Self Esteem, and Days Go By. Seriously, who doesn't love Come Out And Play? I find Green Day and Blink-182 over-rated. They're good, but I wouldn't call them the best. Rise Against and Sum 41 deserve their places though. Maybe switch them around.
These guys have had their share of funny songs and more serious songs, doing a great job at both. Some songs are really meaningful while not covering very serious topics, a great feat. Give it up for these guys.
The Offspring and Rancid (and debatably Sum 41) appear to be the only non-pop-punk band on this list. I have nothing against pop-punk, it sounds great and is in the punk genre, but I just feel the more hardcore sound is better.
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5Sum 41
Not only did sum 41 become noticed alongside bands such as blink-182, green day, and the offspring with their contribution to pop punk, but they have done many different styles of punk rock, ranging from pop punk, to melodic hardcore. They have had their share of serious song topics, to classic relationship pop punk topics.

6Billy Talent
Billy Talent is a band that has a different sound each album. It shows their range as a band and growth as a whole. They are focused on giving quality and passoinate work while never reproducing a sound from another album. That is something a lot of bands don't accomplish. They do this but also stay with their punk roots and keep to their own unique sound.
Blink, against me and billy talent are my favorites but these guys are the best

7My Chemical Romance
They are one of my all time favorites and although people list them under many genres there will never be a band quite like them. They are very unique in their sound and style.
My Chemical Romance are by far one of the best modern punk-rock bands in my opinion.
Awesome band! My Chemical Romance and MCI are the best 2 bands!
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8Simple Plan
I think Simple Plan is a great band, they make songs which we can relate to, they also sing about society which personally I think is great
These guys make a lot of songs that we can relate to, and songs we can listen to when we are feeling down. Good pop punk band.
Spend your time on real punk music and not the fallacies... Life is too short
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9Rancid
A classic street punk band with a ska twist that helped revive punk in the 90s and are one of the most famous punk bands to still be signed to an independent record label. And best of all, they still manage to retain their original fan base. They make some songs that come straight from streets and hardships of Tim Armstrong.

10Anti-Flag
Great political punk band that gives you facts that actually back up what they are singing against. Great catchy guitar sound. Amazing.
Actual punk band that's anti establishment

The Contenders

11New Found Glory
Technically, these guys are the kings of pop punk, but blink is definitely more noted than nfg, and blink has made some more iconic songs, but nonetheless, new found glory is classic modern pop punk, focusing primarily on girls and relationships, with modern pop punk sound with fast modern punk sound.

12Against Me!
A great band that creates classic punk rock in a modern world, along with its own twist of unique music sound. Good job guys!

13Nofx
Don't understand how these guys aren't in the top 3. Around longer than most of the bands already mentioned and still rocking

14All Time Low
Awesome modern punk band without a doubt my favorite!

15Pennywise
I swear to god these guys are way too low on this list. Come on! Californian Punk!

16Paramore

17Mindless Self Indulgence
Best band ever! I love their music, their style, and their lyrics! They're just amazing, and no band can ever rise to their epic level!

18Less Than Jake
These guys are probably the best ska punk band there is. Some good ska punk tunes with a pop punk flare.

19Ramshackle Glory

20Good Charlotte
This band has some of the most well know punk songs ever! "Another loser Anthem", "Boys and girls", "Lifestyles of the rich and famous" not to mention their fisrt single "Little Things". Good Charlotte a pure Punk rock band! Their songs are amazing.

21American Hi-Fi

22Zebrahead

23AFI

24The Exploited

25Brand New
My favorite band of all time.

26Cerebral Ballzy
Look them up there pure punk

27Propagandhi
Highly underrated, started as some fast-paced in your face melodic skate punk transforming themselves to the technical progressive hardcore band they are today. With albums like How To Clean Everything and Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes under their belt how have they not been mentioned. With witty, satirical lyrics with that punk rock grit making them one of the smartest punk bands of the modern era. Also Supporting Caste absolutely amazing record everyone should give it a listen, just beautifully made. Best songs Dear Coaches Corner, Back To The Motor League, Purina Hall of Fame, Anti-Manifesto & Note To Self.

28The Wonder Years

29La Dispute

30The Story So Far

31Neck Deep

32The Maine

33Stupidity
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Updated Thursday, July 24, 2014


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