Best Post Punk Bands

Post-Punk bands from the first generation after the punk breakout.

The Top Ten

1 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.
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3 The Cure The Cure The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member.
4 The Sound
5 Siouxsie & The Banshees Siouxsie & The Banshees
6 The Smiths The Smiths The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.
7 Killing Joke
8 Wire
9 The Fall
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The Newcomers

? Talking Heads Talking Heads Talking Heads were an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison.
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The Contenders

11 Public Image Ltd.
12 The Soft Boys
13 Box Car Racer
14 Bauhaus Bauhaus
15 Echo & the Bunnymen
16 The Call
17 The Cult The Cult The Cult are a British rock band formed in 1983. Before settling on their current moniker in January 1984, the band performed under the names Southern Death Cult and Death Cult.
18 The Teardrop Explodes
19 That Petrol Emotion
20 The Snake Corps
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