The Best Punk Bands Of All Time Bands/Musicians
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The Best Punk Bands Of All Time

List Criteria: The definition of "punk" is nebulous - if you don't consider a band punk, feel free to vote em down

The subject of who is the greatest punk band has fueled argument and debate for decades. Punk and punk inspired musical acts are more common than ever but the underground punk acts of the 70s and 80s will always be remembered for creating a culture for rebellion. Add your list of your favorite punk bands here or vote up the punk acts you love and help create the definitive list of the greatest punk bands of all time.
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    the people's #1 & most listed Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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  3. 3
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    Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

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    Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk

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    Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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    Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk

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    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

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    Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  10. 10
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk

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    Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly

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    Hardcore Punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

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  13. 13
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore

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    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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  17. 17
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    Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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    ranked low on reranks Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  22. 22
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

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    Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rock music

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    Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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    Punk rock, Post-punk

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    Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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    Punk rock

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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk

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    Punk pathetique, Punk rock, Indie rock

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    Pop punk, Punk rock

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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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    Rock music, Classic Punk, Punk rock

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    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

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    ranked low on reranks & added by pigonthewing Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues

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    Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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    Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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    Rock music, Punk rock

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    Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  45. 45
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    Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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    added by Micksandy Pop punk, New Wave, Dance-punk

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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Classic Punk

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    added by VanessaHawelu Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Positive hardcore

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    New Wave, Punk rock

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    added by jinxiethelucky Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock

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