Best Punk Albums of All Time
The Top Ten
Best album ever! Long live Johnny Rotten.
They revolutionized punk in one go.
This was the first punk album I bought back in 85’ and I loved it. I just found a used copy at my local record store and had to have it. A great album that takes me way way back.
Love this album I wore it out on vinyl & cassette thank God for iTunesV 22 Comments
Great Album Sex Pistols Is Garbage
Best punk band ever
Every punk band afterwards used the Ramones power chord guitar style.
Inventors of punk rock? Come on guys! This is one of the best albums of all time! And London calling by the clash or nevermind the bollocks here's the sex pistols are both not on the list! Are you kidding me? Do you even know punk?V 7 Comments
Punks, wherever you are - please vote this into the Top 5 where it belongs. "If the kids are united" (sadly, the new kids have no idea what Punk really means)
Green Day is not punk
Best punk albums.All songs are so good.
Every track an instant classic. PUNK Perfection!V 7 Comments
I'm alright with people calling Dookie pop punk because it was mostly pop punk (with exceptions of Longview, FOD, Sassafras Roots etc) but Insomniac is a full on punk album. Much darker, meaner tone to it, just listen to Geek Stink Breath, Jaded, '86, Armatge Shanks. Also the album never really had any big hits, maybe because it's a punk album and punk rock has always been so underrated. I don't care if this is number 1 or number 17, I just want people to stop calling it a pop album and to stop trashing Green Day for being pop-punk, I call them punk rock/pop punk, or simply alternative because that's a hybrid genre. This album saved punk...this is probably what brought it back to the mainstream, but was completely overshadowed by Dookie.
Awesome Album, It Had Some Of My Favorite Green Day Songs Like Brain Stew And Geek Stink Breath.
At first I was like what? Why is insomniac here over Dookie or AI, than I forgot the name of this list. Insomniac was the most punk album GD put out. Just listen to songs like Geek Stink Breath, Jaded, Armatage Shanks and 86. Great punk songs. All made with a few power chords.
This album saved punk rock. Unlike Dookie, which was more pop punk, this album has a sound which will not be forgotten. From Stuck with Me, which is the quintessential punk rock song, To Jaded, which has a fast pace and a message about using drugs. Panic Song, which defines the band in the early 1990s, when they used drugs to not have panic attacks during shows and the classic Brain Stew. This album has hit after hit. Buy this album on CD or vinyl. Definitely worth it.V 26 Comments
All of the songs are classic.
This should be #2. This is a better overall album than everything else, but I agree that Ramones is a better punk album. And how is the green day album that I have just accepted will always be here not even there best album? You people don't even know how to mess up right.
One of the greatest albums of all time. The best punk album by far ever made! And I'm not the only one saying it! Rolling Stone magazine placed it at #7 in it's 500 greatest albums of all time list! I know rolling stone is very often wrong but even so this album is pure punk brilliance!
I seriously can't believe ANY Green Day album is before this, this should be number one with the Ramones and sex pistolsV 9 Comments
This album is so damn good! Danzig's voice is so unique and his clear inspiration from Elvis Presley makes his voice sound almost bluesy. Some songs may be somewhat forgetable, (T.V. casualty, Return of the Fly, etc.) but the others are amazing! Hybrid moments, bullet, last carress, 138, come back and attitude are all great tracks that stick in your head from the first listen
The quintessential hardcore record.
Green. Day. Is. Not. Punk. Go. Away.
Possibly the grandfather of Hardcore Punk (Y)
2 Green Day albums in the top 10 and not this beauty? whats wrong with the world
Hardcore Punk with Reagge songs - christangrant
It's a classic, if you only have 1 punk album make sure this is it!
Best punk album of all time in my opinionV 1 Comment
One of the best punk albums ever! - Jph
Very Good album - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345
Should be first. Second sex pistols.
One of the most influential punk records of the 80's, if you ask me (Y)
One of my favorite albums of all time
Why is this not higher?
Punk my ass - emilk
This album literally saved punk rock from grunge. Songs like Longview and Basket case are what defines punk. It is about doing things your own damn way
I love punk so much but I think nothing beats grunge. It is my favourite genre. Your making it sound like grunge is bad! - Oliwally
Dookie should be higher
I love Green Day. - Caleb9000V 6 Comments
Best Clash Album
They made the best punk album with "The Clash" and the best rock album with "London Calling". Pure Class of '77 punk sound with elements of reggae, 50s rockabilly and ska. A masterpiece. Also, I am biased... This album changed my life.
Far better than 'London Calling' and definitely equal to 'Never mind the bollocks'.
Once again, a veteran album and a true punk pearl (Y)
This album is like the Beach Boys on steroids! Fast, cool, and 30 mins of pure punk pandemonium. It inspired countless musicians and is considered a must have for punk. - shawnwalker
Better than self titled album
Should be up der
Should be higher...
How is there not a single Misfits album on this list?!
Are you kidding me this should be way higher
Should be way higher this album is amazing.
Should be higher!V 1 Comment
Awesome Album! The offspring's best album!
My favorite offspring album! Should be higher up. # 15 at least
What? Smash was the best selling album ever sold on an independent label. And isn't the whole independent label thing what makes punk what it is,
Every song rips. Lyrics with meaning and remarkable insight the average man can relate to. 25 years later and still one of my favorite albums of all time.
Fantastic record, fantastic band. Amazing. NOFX deserves to be number one, and Green Day does not belong on this list at all. Green Day is lame.
Just another fantastic record, which influenced many Ska/skate punk bands.
Beautiful album from the very first second of the soundV 1 Comment
Funking brilliant and massively underappreciated album. Their best.
One of the best punk albums of all time. Better than their debut, which is also one of the best. - Cyrobian
The original Hardcore album!
This album is dark, aggressive, and raw. Should be top 10 for sure. Who the hell is Green Day? Aren't they the band who do live makeup commercials in stadiums for 100 bucks a ticket...
This album gets my vote; it's punk at it's ugliest and truest form
First hardcore punk album - Caleb9000
HOW is this at only #38?! - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345
Legendary - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345
This album changed my life as a teenager in high school, love it to this day!
"New York City! Well I wish I was on the highway. Back to Olympia." Best it gets folks. Punk music is about whatever you make it... And Out Come the Wolves is earnest, driven, and punk as flummery. This is culture.
Great album and the guys are still going strong today. Absolutely superb!
How can the sex pistols be number 1, they only made ONE album and Johhny Rotten has been living on past glories all his life.
He hates the Ramones, the Clash and Green Day. I think he might be a bit jealous of bands that have longevity.
Yet, Johnny Rotten has done more in one album others have done their entire career. He's certainly done more than you ever will. - shawnwalker
One of the best of all time, sounds like a greatest hits album.
Closely followed by Let the Dominoes Fall
Life altering album. From attacking the PMRC and fighting for music freedom, (Censor) to the emphatically singing about working class struggles/fatigues, (The Job That Ate My Brain) to a beautiful, powerhouse of a single, that called out the blatant apathy in this world with disgust in the most eloquent way that's ever been recorded (Poison Heart). This record even goes 'Touring' back to 1977 punk with 'Rockaway Beach' references. Every song is 5 out of 5 stars and fantastic. Dynamic with its loud, aggressive, fast punk songs to gut wrenchingly powerful songs. This, along with Never Mind the Bollocks, are my favorite punk albums. Mondo Bizarro has always been a pearl of a record, but hasn't been allowed to shine due to the clams that are the media, who diss this cult classic. - shawnwalker
MY WAR! YOU'RE ONE OF THEM! You SAY, that you're my friend. But you're ONE OF THEM!
Higher than I thought. people always forget about patti smtih. this is a peotic masterpiece. makes top ten( for any genre) for me - RecklessGreed
Although it's not as "Punk" as some of the other contenders (or even other Green Day albums at that), American Idiot was arguably the greatest achievement in modern rock. Blending other genres like Alternative and Emo into Green Day's previously established signature tone, as well as Armstrong's simple story that he tells throughout, American Idiot is an epic that can make you feel all sorts of things with it's run time. - Evan64aw
Republicans must have gotten to this list :( - mr_crossover27
I'm a republican and I still think this should be in the top ten. The storyline is beautiful, as are the lyrics and insturments. Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool really know how to be a great band and touch the hearts of many. American Idiot is my favorite album of all time. This should really be higher.
How the hell is this 27th? It's better than insomniac, enema of the state and any other album on this list! This album defined the 2000s and propelled Green Day back into superstardom after a decade of declining success
This is not punk rock at all, insomniac is much better and belongs on the list - musicfanguyV 4 Comments
This album inspired so many in the punk movement. It shaped bands like NOFX and Pennywise, plus the title track 'Suffer' was a big interspersion for 'American Idiot'.
Should be in the top ten and no Against Me listed what.
Best bad religion album
62? Really? Fat Lip embodies punk culture and in too deep is a song everyone can relate to
Rise against is ingenious
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