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Best Punk Rock Bands/Artists

Punk rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good punk rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top punk rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Punk rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all punk rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest punk rock bands of all time, since the most famous punk rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best punk rock music.

You can click on the punk rock band names to see more information about that particular notable punk rock group. If they're near the top of the best punk rock artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top punk rock bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the punk rock band names themselves.

This list features items like U2 and Nirvana. Any items you vote for have a better chance of becoming the number one item. What will come out on top in the end? The Clash? Ramones?

All important, significant and iconic names in punk rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new punk rock bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of punk rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into punk rock music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good punk rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent punk rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best punk rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest punk rock musician ever?"

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 bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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