Most Talented Punk Rock Bands


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21 Bad Religion Bad Religion Bad Religion is an American punk rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1979. The band makes extensive use of soaring three-part vocal harmonies, guitar solos and lyrics that often contain religious and political commentary.

When I think of my favorite bands of any genre, I think of Streetlight Manifesto, The Rolling Stones, Bad religion and Jimi Hendrix in that order. If that doesn't speak for the talent of this legendary punk band I don't know what does.

Though guitar may not be the strongest points, lyrics and drumming makes this band one of the greatest punk bands of all time. Power Pop bands should be disqualified.

Bad religion should be number 1 or damn close. This list is mind baffling

BR should be in the top 10. What kind of nonsense list is this?

22 Relient K
23 Misfits Misfits Misfits are an American Horror Punk band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery.

This is PUNK. Bands like Green Day, blink 182 and Sum 41 are POP PUNK. I hate it when all the emo screamo hipsters block out the real punk bands. It's like smothering out the sun with their faeces. Let the Ramones, the sex pistols, dead kennedys and Iggy pop shine through. I'm putting my vote with the misfits because I love Danzigs vocals and lyrics and the riffs that they write. Make another list for pop punk bands and get outta here!

The third best Band ever.

24 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

I like paramore but I don't think they're punk

They have wonderful videos

Paramore should be number 2 and good band forever

WHAT?! Paramore on 22?! Don't believe you guys...

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26 Bad Brains

So much talent in this band. It's not even close.

This list makes me depressed

This band should be in the top 5

The greatest to ever exist.

27 Black Flag Black Flag Black Flag was an American punk rock band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California. Initially called Panic, the band was established by Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes in the band. They are widely considered to be one of more.

Are you guys kidding me right now?! Black flag is one of the greatest punk bands ever. My chemical romance is not punk. Ugh what has happened to music

This a joke that this band is 23!

Holy... i�'m having a heart attack! Green Day, blink 182, sum41, offspring, simple plan, my chemical romance,fall out boy,paramore and all those mainstream bands above real punk legends, this list is really insulting

28 Hawk Nelson

Awesdome Christian punk band not as good as Green Day or blink 182 but should be higher.

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30 D.R.I. D.R.I. D.R.I. is an American crossover thrash band that formed in Houston, Texas in 1982. As of 2015, the band comprises two of its founding members, vocalist Kurt Brecht and guitarist Spike Cassidy, as well as drummer Walter "Monsta" Ryan and bassist Harald Oimoen.
31 NOFX NOFX NOFX are an American punk rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band was formed in 1983 by vocalist/bassist Fat Mike and guitarist Eric Melvin. Drummer Erik Sandin joined NOFX shortly after.

One of the only punk rockers on this list

32 The Adverts
33 American Steel
34 Ceremony
35 Strung Out
36 Minutemen

If talented implies the band is comprised of the most skilled musicians, the minutemen are the easy answer. If it comes down to thoughtful/meaningful and poetic/artistic lyrical content, the minutemen are in the handful of groups at the top. The minutemen blended jazz, funk, soul, reggae, and various other genres into a hardcore punch to the gut. Consensus opinion obviously isn't a good judge of talent, but I'm still shocked at how lowly the minutemen are regarded on this list. And seriously, Green Day is number one but Hüsker Dü isn't even mentioned? Please, people, get a clue.

37 Dropkick Murphys
38 Flogging Molly
39 FM Static
40 Hot Water Music
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