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The Best Punk Rock Bands & Artists

During the mid-1970s, punk rock emerged from places like New York City and London as a response to the bloated nature of progressive and hard rock that ruled the day. The top punk rock bands sounded like they were shot out of a cannon, with their simple three-chord songs that hit listeners like a sledgehammer. Aggressive, fast and powerful, punk rock artists are among the best bands of all time. There are a lot of bands 

So, who are the best punk rock bands? On the list of punk rock bands, you'll see popular punk rock bands, and some you may not have heard of. You'll recognize a lot of these name if you like punk rock, like The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Buzzcocks. These groups are considered some of the top punk rock bands of all time, The beauty of punk rock is that it reinvigorated the ethos of rock music and the best rock bands channeled the great spirit of how music was meant to be heard, even if some critics didn't understand how it was sounding. Punk rock musicians went against the grain of the time and created a sound that's still around today.
 
That said, it's up to you to decide who are the top punk rock band. This list answers the questions "who are the best punk rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest punk rock musician ever?" It's not an easy question to answer, but
if you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular punk rock musicians that you might've heard of. (111 items)

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    Ramones, Rocket to Russia, End of the Century

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    London Calling, The Clash, Black Market Clash

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

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

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    Raw Power, Fun House, The Stooges

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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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    The Idiot, Lust for Life, Zombie Birdhouse

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

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    Singles Going Steady, Buzzcocks, Product

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    Complete Discography, Minor Threat, First Demo Tape

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    The Argument, Repeater, 13 Songs

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

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    God of Love, I Against I, Bad Brains

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    Group Sex, Golden Shower of Hits, Oddities

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    L.A.M.F. The Lost '77 Mixes, So Alone, Down to Kill

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    The Sufferer & the Witness, The Unraveling, Siren Song of the Counter ...

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    Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Substance

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    Talk Is Cheap, Volume 2, Talk Is Cheap

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

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    Double Nickels on the Dime, My First Bells, Introducing the Minutemen

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

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    Land of the Free?, About Time, Home Movies

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    Smash, Americana, The Offspring

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    Destiny Street, Funhunt: Live at CBGB's & Max's, Time

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

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    The Warrior's Code, Unity, The Singles Collection

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    The Record, Have Another Beer with Fear, More Beer

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    Lint Rides Again, Energy, Plea for Peace

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

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

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    Change Today?, Dance With Me, Beneath the Shadows

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    The Shape of Punk to Come, This Just Might Be… the Truth, Songs to Fan the ...

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    Slime 1, Alle gegen alle, Yankees Raus

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    To Hell With the Boys, Christmas Album, To Original Hell With / Odds 'n' ...

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    Killing Joke, Ha!, Birds of a Feather

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    NoRMAhl Harte Nächte, Auszeit, Ein Volk steht hinter uns

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    Death Party, Fire of Love, Miami

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    Gorilla Biscuits, Start Today

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