The Best Punk Bands Of All Time Bands/Musicians

The Best Punk Bands Of All Time

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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. From 80s punk to today's top punk bands, which are the best punk rock bands of all time and the best punk bands ever?

Good punk bands aren't hard to find, there's plenty of great punk music out there, thanks to the many punk groups on this list. Don't see your favorite punk rockers below? Click Rerank to 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 famous punk bands of all time.

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Ramones, Rocket to Russia, End of the Century

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    The Clash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Punk Bands Of All Time


    London Calling, The Clash, Black Market Clash

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  3. 3
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    Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, The Great Rock ’n’ Roll ...

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  4. 4
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    Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, Nazi Punks Fuck Off, Bleed for Me

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  5. 5
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    Damaged, In My Head, My War

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    Legacy of Brutality, Famous Monsters, Walk Among Us

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    Raw Power, Fun House, The Stooges

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    Recipe for Hate, The Empire Strikes First, Stranger Than Fiction

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    Complete Discography, Minor Threat, First Demo Tape

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    …and Out Come the Wolves, Let's Go, Indestructible

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    God of Love, I Against I, Bad Brains

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    Social Distortion, White Light White Heat White Trash, Somewhere Between ...

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    American Idiot, Dookie, 21st Century Breakdown

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    Punk in Drublic, Pump Up the Valuum, The War on Errorism

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    Singles Going Steady, Buzzcocks, Product

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    Smash, Americana, The Offspring

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    Everything Sucks, Milo Goes to College, I Don't Want to Grow Up

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    Group Sex, Golden Shower of Hits, Oddities

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    The Warrior's Code, Unity, The Singles Collection

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    Lint Rides Again, Energy, Plea for Peace

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    Phantasmagoria, The Black Album, Not of This Earth

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    Zen Arcade, Flip Your Wig, Warehouse: Songs and Stories

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    The Argument, Repeater, 13 Songs

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    Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Substance

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    Suicidal for Life, The Art of Rebellion, Join the Army

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    Land of the Free?, About Time, Home Movies

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    New York Dolls, One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This, Cause I ...

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    Los Angeles, Under the Big Black Sun, Live at the Whisky A Go-Go on the ...

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    Enema of the State, Dude Ranch, blink-182

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    Kick Out the Jams, The Big Bang!: Best of the MC5, Back in the USA

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    ranked low on reranks
    Inflammable Material, Now Then…, Nobody's Heroes

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    ranked low on reranks & added by VanessaHawelu
    The Sufferer & the Witness, The Unraveling, Siren Song of the Counter ...

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    A New Kind of Army, The Bright Lights of America, North America Sucks!!

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Double Nickels on the Dime, My First Bells, Introducing the Minutemen

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The King in Yellow, Beelzebubba, Big Lizard in My Backyard

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    The Massacre, Beat the Bastards, Horror Epics

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    Christmas With The Vandals: Oi to the World!, Hitler Bad, Vandals Good

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    Living in Darkness, This Is the Voice, Virtually Indestructible

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    All This and More, Night of the Living Dead Boys, Younger

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    ranked low on reranks & added by pigonthewing
    Stay Sick!, Smell of Female, Flamejob

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    20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Siouxsie and ...

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    (MIA) The Complete Anthology, Live at the Whisky, First Show Ever

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    Adolescents, OC Confidential, Brats in Battalions

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    Smart Alex, Songs of Praise, Sound of Music

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    Pleased to Meet Me, All Shook Down, Tim

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    Sublime: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, 40oz. to Freedom, Sublime ...

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    L.A.M.F. The Lost '77 Mixes, So Alone, Down to Kill

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    added by SandaGargantua66
    Violent Femmes, Add It Up (1981–1993), Machine

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Destiny Street, Funhunt: Live at CBGB's & Max's, Time

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    The Adventures of Hersham Boys, The A Files, The Game

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