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The Best Punk Rock Bands & Artists

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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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    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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    Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

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    Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate 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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    Punk blues, Garage rock, Protopunk

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    Noise rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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    Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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    Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rock music

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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

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    Pop punk, Garage rock, Power pop

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    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop

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    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

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    Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly

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    Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Reggae

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    Riot grrrl, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    Pop punk, Punk rock

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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Alternative rock

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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Classic Punk

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    Rock music, Classic Punk, Punk rock

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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore

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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk

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    Punk rock, Post-punk

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    Rock music, Punk rock

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    New Wave, Ska, Rock music

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    Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Positive hardcore

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    Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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    Noise rock, Spoken word, Heavy metal

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    Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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    Punk blues, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music

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    Horror punk, Glam metal, Gothic rock

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    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

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    Punk blues, Psychobilly, Garage punk

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    Pop punk, Rapcore, Melodic hardcore

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    Punk rock

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    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

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    Punk rock, Oi!

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    In Evil Hour is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Punk Rock Bands & Artists

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    In Evil Hour Punk Rock

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