Top Ten Best Post Punk Albums


The Top Ten

1 Closer - Joy Division

More, more votes for this, please! This album is the perfect example of how talent becomes genius and how genius becomes art when the creator experiences the uttermost pain and suffering in his own self. It's Arthur Rimbaud made music, for the unknown pleasures of us all. - n00w

This album totally deserves the top spot. If you listen to it, you might be depressed for the next few days, but your vision of how beautifully emotions can be conveyed will be changed forever. A gorgeous, powerful, exciting and raw masterpiece. - PinkflASHES

2 Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division V 2 Comments
3 From the Lions Mouth - The Sound
4 Y - The Pop Group
5 Entertainment! - Gang Of Four
6 Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! - Devo

Their cover of Stones's 'Satisfaction' is still one of the cleverest cover-versions of all time and there's not one bad track on the album. And Eno's production has stood the test of time too.

7 The Second Annual Report - Throbbing Gristle
8 White Noise - XTC

Isn't this supposed to be 'White Music'?

9 Smash - The Offspring

The best selling independant album of all time xD

10 Metamatic - John Foxx

The Contenders

11 Script of the Bridge - The Chameleons
12 Talking Heads '77 - Talking Heads
13 Metal Box - Public Image Ltd.

The Offspring aren't a post-punk band.

14 Cut - The Slits

Influential for rrriot girls-bands and girl-power groups, 'Cut' features superb tracks like 'Love & Romance', 'Spend, Spend, Spend' and hit-single 'Typical Girls'. I'd recommend the version with the bonus-track 'I heard it through the grapevine'; one of the best and cleverest cover versions. In the same league as Devo's 'Satisfaction'.

15 Remain in Light - Talking Heads
16 Breaking Glass - Hazel O'Connor

Underrated, as a great music film, a brilliant album and a gifted vocalist and songwriter. Beautiful ballad 'Will you? ', might be the most famous, but other songs like 'Calls the tune', 'If only' and 'Eighth Day' are equally exellent, if not even better.

17 Jeopardy - The Sound
18 Shock of Daylight - The Sound
19 Immigrant - Gene Loves Jezebel
20 Discover - Gene Loves Jezebel
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