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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  4. 4
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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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  11. 11
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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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  14. 14
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    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop

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  15. 15
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    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop punk, Rock music, 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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    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  20. 20
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

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    Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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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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    ranked low on reranks Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music

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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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

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    Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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  31. 31
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    Punk rock, Post-punk

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  32. 32
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    Punk pathetique, Punk rock, Indie rock

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    Punk rock

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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk

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    Pop punk, Punk rock

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  36. 36
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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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    Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland 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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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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  42. 42
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    Rock music, Punk rock

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    Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  44. 44
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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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  46. 46
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    added by Micksandy Pop punk, New Wave, Dance-punk

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    New Wave, Punk rock

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    added by VanessaHawelu Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Positive hardcore

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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Classic Punk

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    added by jinxiethelucky Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock

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