Best Punk Rock Bands

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41 Against Me!

May not be the best out there, but definitely deserve to be higher up this list. From their earlier, dirty and gritty acoustic yelps of teenage rage, the poetic acoustic-punk anthems, the hammering six strings of politically charged adrenaline, and their current, more "mainstream", punk rock sound. It's all done extremely well; Against Me! Is not a band that has sold out, it's a band that has matured, and Laura Jane Grace's lyricism has never faulted. They are a band who is not afraid to speak against the sometimes strict guidelines of what it means to be "punk". They don't need mohawks, explicit references to anarchism (although this was a pretty prevalent theme in their earlier works), ripped clothes, clothespins in their shirts; they just need some instruments, a voice or two, and a message. They are not at all posers who are in it for the money. Personally, punk inspires me to be who I am, to do what I want to do, and to accept my "faults" - perhaps ...more

Honestly this band should be way higher. It has renewed punk sound in their recent albums. Every song has a purpose and they each truly kick ass.

Gses christ these guys kick ass! If ya didn't heard em... Well your loss. Insane lyrics and Toms voice is insane!

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42 American Steel
43 Agent Orange

One of the best punk bands

In my opinion, Agent Orange is better than the Sex Pistols, but that's just me... Popularity does not matter. It is about sound.

Living in darkness is the best punk rock album of all time

Perfect 3 piece band "Living In Darkness" is as perfect as one album gets,a front to back materpiece

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44 Lagwagon

Dude if any of you people even knew what punk rock music was, you would know that this band started the punk scene with nofx in the 80s so please open your eyes to music. Punk music. These other bands sold out.

Greatest Skate/Punk Band ever, listen to Trashed if you're still stuck in your Blink 182 phase, and you will soon see the ways of more honest, meaningful, and FAR more musically interesting punk. Plus they had the greatest punk drummer of all time... DERRICK PLOURDE!

Lagwagon is probably the most underrated band on this list! Seriously, listen to Trashed or Blaze and you'll see what I mean.

Not to sound stoopid..but there has always been something about Lagwagon I didn't like. I can't put a finger on it. I have bought their albums 7 inches and seen them live numerous times and just can't figure it out. - Parklink

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45 Street Dogs

Saw these guys live and they rocked!

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46 X

That hurt having to go past all those pop punk bands to get to here. Los Angeles is my favorite punk album and X is a great punk band. - capeseverywhere

Seriously... The Hives before X. This ranking is just not valid.

Simply one of the greatest punk bands ever..

Easy top 20 punk band ever

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47 Me First And The Gimme Gimmes

The best cover band in the world. Just wish they would come out to Australia. I'd love to see them live. Even my wife and kids like them! - Parklink

A super group. A cluster duck, of porn stars.

Ya gotta Love the Gimmes, Too much fun!

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48 Dead Milkmen

Still playing it hard, and put away wet

Yes! My mom told me about them, I love them. Forever a punk rock girl

Its just popular punk rock band. Dead Milkmen just like dead kennedys

"The blues,the blues are just a way for white kids to under stand black people without ever having to meet one."
"You've got a Methodist coloring book and you color really well but if color outside of the lines God will send you to Hell."
'You know Stewart I like you. Your not other people, here in the trailer park."
Voice1: "Oh neat where'd you get a car? "
Voice2: My folk's drove it up here from the Bahama's."
Voice1: "Your kidding! "
Voice2: I" must be the Bahamas are islands"
This many great song quotes why the would you not pick them!

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49 American Hi-Fi American Hi-Fi

Great band. Known for their single "Flavor of the week" and "Art of losing. " I recommend this band to people who like hard punk rock music. - PunkRock97Nick

Crap they are so good. I have no idea why they're all the way down here! - BVBFallenAngel

Got dammit they good! They have cool music.
And there matching really good in to the American Pie movies.

American Hi-Fi they are the best for me
Flavor of the Weak
Another Perfect day
This is the sound
The brekup song
And many more

50 The Suicide Machines

Their debut album is bad ass! My favorite album cover. Wonder where I can get a pair of those Vans? - Nofxpunx

51 Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers

Saw Walter Lure live the other week, the only surviving member of the Heartbreakers and even the Ramones. A real punk, a gentleman and a real living legend. Could have listened to his little anecdotes before classics like 'Chinese Rocks', 'One Track MInd', 'Born to lose' and 'Get off the Phone' for hours and hours. Try to see him while you still can.

Stones influenced proto punk from the streets of NYC. Johnny Ramone rated them in the top four bands of the 77 era, alongside Ramones, Pistols and the Clash. On a good day Johnny was one of the best. Too bad they didn, t last.

They didn't last, but, as mentioned, Walter Lure is keeping their spirit alive and pretty well too. The closest thing one's gonna get today, but it won't last forever.

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52 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.
53 The Adicts

Very Under Rated A Very Good Band Songs Of Prayes well Worth a Lission

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54 Sick of It All
55 The Birthday Party
56 Wire

Um... Yeah The Velvet Underground wasn't on here so this is the next best thing

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57 Strike Anywhere

Amazing, meaningful, awesome dreads

58 The Mob
59 U.S. Bombs
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