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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. 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.

The Best Punk Bands Of All Time Bands/Musicians
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    + 1947
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Ramones, Rocket to Russia, End of the Century

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  2. 2
    + 1917
    - 659


    London Calling, The Clash, Black Market Clash

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  3. 3
    + 1684
    - 663


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

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  4. 4
    + 1471
    - 421


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

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  5. 5
    + 1129
    - 454


    Damaged, In My Head, My War

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  6. 6
    + 1325
    - 477


    Legacy of Brutality, Famous Monsters, Walk Among Us

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    + 918
    - 474


    Raw Power, Fun House, The Stooges

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  8. 8
    + 1279
    - 482


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

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  9. 9
    + 1034
    - 529


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

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  10. 10
    + 801
    - 419


    Complete Discography, Minor Threat, First Demo Tape

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  11. 11
    + 747
    - 390


    God of Love, I Against I, Bad Brains

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  12. 12
    + 861
    - 446


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

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  13. 13
    + 1048
    - 502


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

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  14. 14
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    - 1180


    American Idiot, Dookie, 21st Century Breakdown

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    + 630
    - 390


    Singles Going Steady, Buzzcocks, Product

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    + 752
    - 296

    ranked low on reranks
    Everything Sucks, Milo Goes to College, I Don't Want to Grow Up

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  17. 17
    + 990
    - 624


    Smash, Americana, The Offspring

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  18. 18
    + 547
    - 302


    Group Sex, Golden Shower of Hits, Oddities

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    + 679
    - 460


    The Warrior's Code, Unity, The Singles Collection

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  20. 20
    + 608
    - 333


    Lint Rides Again, Energy, Plea for Peace

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    + 515
    - 315


    Phantasmagoria, The Black Album, Not of This Earth

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    + 446
    - 352

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Zen Arcade, Flip Your Wig, Warehouse: Songs and Stories

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  23. 23
    + 477
    - 280


    The Argument, Repeater, 13 Songs

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    + 531
    - 343


    Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Substance

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  25. 25
    + 632
    - 366


    Land of the Free?, About Time, Home Movies

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    + 505
    - 303


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

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    + 384
    - 314


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

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    + 373
    - 325


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

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    + 393
    - 242

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

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  30. 30
    + 343
    - 298


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

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  31. 31
    + 739
    - 669


    Enema of the State, Dude Ranch, blink-182

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    + 500
    - 269

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

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    + 358
    - 262


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

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    + 268
    - 250

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Double Nickels on the Dime, My First Bells, Introducing the Minutemen

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    + 398
    - 309


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

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    + 396
    - 267


    The Massacre, Beat the Bastards, Horror Epics

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  37. 37
    + 334
    - 307

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The King in Yellow, Beelzebubba, Big Lizard in My Backyard

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    + 312
    - 155

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

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    + 304
    - 218


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

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  40. 40
    + 317
    - 215


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

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  41. 41
    + 314
    - 172


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

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  42. 42
    + 283
    - 161

    added by jinxiethelucky
    Living in Darkness, This Is the Voice, Virtually Indestructible

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  43. 43
    + 287
    - 237


    Smart Alex, Songs of Praise, Sound of Music

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  44. 44
    + 268
    - 250


    Pleased to Meet Me, All Shook Down, Tim

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  45. 45
    + 305
    - 255


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

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  46. 46
    + 182
    - 181

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    L.A.M.F. The Lost '77 Mixes, So Alone, Down to Kill

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    + 317
    - 201

    ranked low on reranks
    Adolescents, OC Confidential, Brats in Battalions

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  48. 48
    + 252
    - 194


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

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    + 176
    - 129

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

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  50. 50
    + 189
    - 199

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Destiny Street, Funhunt: Live at CBGB's & Max's, Time

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