Most Talented Punk Rock Bands

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The Top Ten

1 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences ...read more.

To those who are blowing up the Ramones section (note that I do love the Ramones) but punk rock is not one entity, it has variance just like any genre of music. Some are more hardcore punk, some are surfer punk, some are more slow-tempo and melodic... Punk is not a sound in every case, it's a way of life & it's a message. That being said... This isn't a list ranking the BEST PUNK ROCK BANDS... It's just the MOST TALENTED... Listen to the progression of every Green Day record compared to the Ramones... Green Day wins this one, no contest.

P.S. my Chemical Romance, Simple Plan, & Sum 41 should definitely not be in the top 5. My Chemical Romance isn't exactly punk, they have punk influences and are an extremely talented group but they often delve much more into alternative rock. Simple Plan is closer to being pop and Sum 41 has a lot to prove with the other groups on the list such as The Ramones, The Offspring, etc.

Hands down amazing! Billie Joe has a voice that is amazing even live! Most bands can't pull off performing live, but they are amazing live. To add onto the person who gave credit to Mike for this bass riff on "Longview" from the album Dookie, it's catchy and cool and he's very talented. All of them are talented. Even Jason White, their second guitarist. I am a drummer and Tre Cool is definitely amazing and flawless. (; The messages they put out in their music is purposeful and not some BS. Long live Green Day!

1039 sosh had some of the best solos billie ever played and also uno
They just blow your mind
And mike dirnt deserves credit for creating "longview" which is one of their absolute best

Yes yes yes Green Day rock.
GO GREEN DAY!
:-)

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2 Blink 182 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

Travis Barker's drumming is beyond incredible to me. I understand that many think he's overrated, but if you like punk rock, you'd think he's an exceptional talent. Mark Hoppus is a great vocalist, and a very good bassist. Last, but certainly not least, Tom Delonge. He's definitely a good enough guitarist, but his vocals are what define blink-182. With that being said, if you like their style, they're the best band ever. If you don't like their style, don't even bother.

I love blink-182 and TONS of other punk rock bands like pierce the veil, papa roach, the ramones, sleeping with sirens, and so many other bands I can't even count them haha! All of the other people except for most of my friends at my school (I'm 13) like that auto tune crap! I guess I was just born in the wrong generation... - Brannagh22

Travis barker s drumming is just way too amazing! This band has a great chemistry they started playing music together since college their side project shows how talented they are! Long live blink! - thierryrs

My favourite band of all time and definitely top 5 worthy. saying that they are not the best musicians out there. Barker's drumming is perfect though.

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3 The Ramones The Ramones The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.

From the list offered here and the voting... Not many understand what punk rock really is... How sad...

They created punk-rock music... They are the kings of punk so they should be first!

The Ramones created all things for the other bands listed - LesterBangsEsquire

Johnny alone is far more talented than billie or mike dirnt - zxm

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4 Sum 41 Sum 41 Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and, as of 2015, consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist ...read more.

Although Sum 41 doesn't have a Grammy, BUT all the solos they made are SO FREAKY, I LOVE THEIR SOLOs!

Sum41 have great songs/lyrics with meaning, great tunes with amazing energy. So much talent so under rated. They know how to make great punk music and how to get the crowd going. Awesome on stage and every song is amazing! True talent! Also every song/tune is different and unique.

Guys guys guys guys... They said talented, not your personal preference!

Ramones riffs are simple the bass lines are just the same thing the drums are just high hat and snare the singing sucks not to hurt anyone's feelings but Ramones are overrated and simple

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5 Sex Pistols Sex Pistols The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they initially lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are considered one of the most influential acts in the history ...read more.

REALLY underrated for their music talent. They had more creativity and power in their music thus making them the kings of punk rock. - shawnwalker

Probably the best punk rock band of all time.

My Chemical Romance is great, but they are not punk.

Very talented I love it

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6 The Offspring The Offspring The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, bassist Greg K., lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada.

These guys deserve their spot if not better. If The Offspring is not punk, than no band qualifies. Take these songs of theirs for a listen (these are in no particular order): 1)The Kids Aren't Alright 2) Dividing By Zero/Slim Pickens Does the Right Thing, and Rides the Bomb to Hell 3) Self Esteem 4) Pretty Fly 5) Half-Truism 6) You're Gonna Go Far Kid 7) Dirty Magic 8) Want You Bad 9) Original Prankster 10) Come Out and Play

Sad thing is despite them being pop-punk they're a lot better than most of the fueled by ramen junk infesting this list.

The offspring is an amazing band with a wide variety of sounds in their music, they should be higher on this list

They are most talented than Green Day.

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7 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

My Chemical Romance is one of my favorite bands (probably my favorite) along with Green Day, which is in 1st place. GD deserve that first spot but in my opinion, My Chemical Romance is more talented than most of the bands up there. 9th is good, but they're more talented than that. Like come on, the guitars are amazing and Gerard's vocals are mind-blowing

I love green day and all time low but my chemical romance are my idols they are so talented and great live and I am so devastated that they split up.

My Chemical Romance are a good band, but they are not punk rock, they are emo, which means they do not deserve such a high spot - DayGreen

I agree. This generation thinks emo is punk. Try the Sex Pistols out and get a clue people! - shawnwalker

How do I invite so I can vote for this

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8 The Stooges The Stooges The Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, are an American proto-punk band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, first active from 1967 to 1974, and later reformed in 2003. Although they sold few records in their original incarnation, and often performed for indifferent or hostile audiences, the Stooges are ...read more.

The stooges and the clash should be near the front, I'v never considered Green Day or blink 182 punk, more pop

9 Rise Against Rise Against Rise Against is an American hardcore punk band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes. They are known for popularizing punk.

Joe principe is a talented base player, Zach Blair is a great guitarist and Tim Mcilrath is just an amazing singer, but still not #1. How does that happen - RiseAgainstfan

A punk band that not only had great music but a singer with a great voice like Tim M'f Mcilrath is damn hard to find but these guys nail it. A consistent yet ever changing sound that screams for change throws this ban way ahead of any contenders.

#1 and any conversations about it can't exist.

Just hear their music and you will get it

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10 Simple Plan Simple Plan Simple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums. V 4 Comments

The Newcomers

? Joy Division Joy Division Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.

The Contenders

11 The Clash The Clash The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

How is the clash not at number one! In what sad world is Green Day punk. My chemical romance is crap compared to the clash, ramones and the sex pistols. Those who are voting either don't know what punk is or are twelve year olds who like to think they know punk when in reality they like modern rock bands.

I agree with the opinions. I don't know what punk is but those emo bands (simple plan, green day, sum 41, blink-182, my chemical romance) are what people listen to when they're in middle school and high school. Once you're not in your teens anymore, they become kinda boring.

I am 12 and all I listen to is 70's punk and new wave bands such as the Clash, Generation X, the Adverts, the Sex Pistols and the Stranglers. I love how the Clash experimented with styles such as reggae.

The top 5 is cringe worthy

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12 All Time Low All Time Low ...read more.

Their music and vocals penetrates through your body just amazing.
And their live performances are flawless and so much of fun...
( As seen in Vans Warped Tour 2013 )
I mean I have never seen any band so good live...

I'm just getting into All Time Low, and Alex's vocals are always beautiful in any song, or live performance. I love listening to All Time Low!

One of the best punk bands I've EVER HEARD! Come on, you can't hate on these guys! Listen to dear maria count me in.

This list is called most talented PUNK rock bands

13 Dead Kennedys Dead Kennedys Dead Kennedys are an American hardcore punk band formed in San Francisco, California in 1978. The band was one of the first American hardcore bands to make a significant impact in the United Kingdom.

Seems to me that this list doesn't understand the meaning of punk music. The crap bands ( that aren't even punk ) are ranked higher than the real punk bands. How can Dead Kennedys be ranked so low? Too many teen kids without knowledge are voting on this list.

Easily the most talented. And easily my favorite punk rock band

It is injustice that I am just putting these guys on. They are extremelly talented. What is wrong with you people.

This band invented hardcore

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15 Bunkface

Bunkface is the most talented punk rock band from Malaysia.

The best in Malaysia for sure, and probably the best in Asia!

Bunkface is a one of the punk rock band from Malaysia.

Made In Malaysia, For Sure

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16 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

Fall out boy lyrics are so meaningful and Pete writes the best lyrics. He uses so many metaphors and just every time I listen to their songs it amazes me

They are the greatest band of all time

Pete wentz is really a genius when it comes to writing lyrics. andy is never off beat. joe is a super talented guitar player. and patrick has an amazing voice and vocal range: F2-G#5. if you know music that's extremely impressive.

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17 Panic! At the Disco Panic! At the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

There are no words to describe how amazing they are! I am in love with them! They sound beyond amazing! Brendon Urie has the best voice EVER! And Ryan Ross wrote the best song lyrics ever on their first album (my favorite) "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out". Well, without Ryan they still write amazing songs, and I am thrilled to say that they are releasing a 4th album in 2013, but no date has been set yet!

They are definitely the mist unique band on this list. They are very elaborate and theatrical, and with this big production happening on stage, they still sound amazing. Lastly, the lyrics are true art, for they actually mean something, and tell a story. Panic! At the Disco should stay amazing!

They are amazing ;3

PANIC AT THE DISCOOO

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18 Billy Talent Billy Talent Billy Talent is a Canadian rock band from Mississauga, Ontario. They formed in 1993 with Benjamin Kowalewicz as the lead vocalist, Ian D'Sa on guitar, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk.

Honestly? Billy talent is brilliant. I would know especially being a guitar player that their songs are very advanced and technical and are very difficult to preform

I think their songs are much better than Green Day's or some other band's songs. I just love all their songs!

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19 Streetlight Manifesto

Greatest punk band every. Has the speed and anger that defines punk, the intricate and complex musician work of an orchestra or jazz group, and lyrical ingenuity that rivals that of bad religion, bob Dylan and the Beatles.

Easily the most talented band of the 2000's. Likely the greatest band ever formed.

There is something to say about Streetlight, in regaurds to their writing, song complexity and the musicianship that goes into their songs that you do not find in bands of this genre. They are a niche band, but are so good that they should have broken the veil of mainstream success.

Greatest ska punk band of all time. Hopefully the fourth wave of ska will come soon.

20 Propagandhi

Should be number 1 can play classic punk and can play very technical metal plus all their songs have great meaning.

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1. Sex Pistols
2. The Ramones
3. Dead Kennedys
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1. Green Day
2. My Chemical Romance
3. Simple Plan
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2. Blink 182
3. The Offspring
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