Favorite punk albums of all-time
November 15, 2012 at 11:05 pm #227297Lauren MillsMember
List them. You can give an explanation as well.November 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm #227355Carson WinterMember
This is a hard one.
No particular order:
Against Me!- Searching For A Former Clarity
Dag Nasty- Can I Say?
Bomb the Music Industry!- Vacation
Andrew Jackson Jihad- Knife Man
None More Black- This is Satire
Fake Problems- It’s Great to Be Alive
Hot Water Music- Fuel For the Hate Game
Bad Religion- Empire Strikes First
Fucked Up- David Comes to LifeNovember 17, 2012 at 6:14 am #227359jaystoneMember
Also no particular order. And I should clarify, that I don’t necessarily think that any/all of these albums are the best by a particular band, but they happen to be my favorite due to the impact they had at the time they were released.
Bad Religion – The Grey Race
Face To Face – Ignorance Is Bliss
Face To Face – How To Ruin Everything
Hot Water Music – Exister
Less Than Jake – Losing Streak
Rancid – And Out Come The Wolves
Green Day – Dookie
The Reveling – Tributaries
Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Question The Answers
Flogging Molly – Float
Screw 32 – Under The Influence Of Bad People
Spring Heeled Jack – Static World View
Fugazi – Repeater
Minor Threat – Minor Threat
Pennywise – PennywiseNovember 19, 2012 at 5:39 pm #227491Screeching BottlerocketMember
Here are some of my all-time favorite punk/ska albums (some of which you hear me talk about on facebook all the time XD):
Green Day (well, there are 4 from these guys) – Insomniac, Dookie, Kerplunk & 39 Smooth
Bad Religion – No Control & Suffer
NOFX – Punk In Drublic
Less Than Jake (Another one with a bunch) – Losing Streak, Hello Rockview, Borders & Boundaries, Anthem, Pezcore
MxPx – Life In General, Slowly Going The Way of The Buffalo
Buck-O-Nine – 28 Teeth
Pennywise – About Time
Blink 182 – Dude Ranch, Cheshire Cat
Screeching Weasel (Multiples, once again) – My Brain Hurts, BoogadaBoogadaBoogada, Anthem For A New Tomorrow, Television City Dream
The Queers – Don’t Back Down, Love Songs For The Retarded, Beat Off
Bouncing Souls – How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Maniacle Laughter, Comet
Lagwagon – Hoss, Trashed, Let’s Talk About Feelings
Victims of Circumstance – Roll The Dice, Acupunkture, Do It Yourself
Face To Face – Don’t Turn Away, Self-Titled, Reactionary
Mustard Plug – Evildoers Beware
Goldfinger – Self-Titled
Suicide Machines – Destruction By Definition
Banner Pilot – Heart Beats Pacific
Pour Habit – Suiticide, Got Your Back
Strung Out – Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues, Twisted By Design, Agents of The Underground
Yeah, uhhh, that’s all that comes to mind right now!November 27, 2012 at 9:00 pm #228016Bizarro DustinMember
I’m going to second both Green Day’s Insomniac and Screeching Weasel’s My Brain Hurts. I’m also going to throw in the first Ramones LP, Minor Threat’s Complete Discography,
I feel like Insomniac encapsulates what “mainstream punk” should be like, if it’s going to exist at all.
My Brain Hurts should be the blueprint for pop punk to this day (although they can leave Ben’s attitude at the door).
I feel like it should be obvious why I included Ramones. Unlike the Clash, who were incredibly ambitious with their music, or the Sex Pistols, who were mostly conceived as a way to cash-in on the punk trend (I still like the Pistols, but I don’t pretend that they were anything else), the Ramones just played music to recapture that essence of simple rock and roll.
And Minor Threat because not only did the band play hardcore at its purest, but it wasn’t just some crummy lo-fi record- the recording quality still holds up to this very day without having to be re-released as some “digitally remastered special edition”.
I kind of shifted the topic a little in the direction of “Important punk albums”. Sorry.November 28, 2012 at 12:25 am #228031bob9746Member
Bad Religion No Control, Suffer, Against the grain
NOFX White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean
Strung Out – Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues and Twisted By Design
Face To Face Self-Titled
Buck-O-Nine – 28 Teeth
AWS Carer Suicide
Unwritten Law (black one)
Screeching Weasel BoogadaBoogadaBoogada
Bad Brains Rock for light
Vodoo Glow Skulls Firme
Goldfinger – Self-Titled
Rancid Let’s go and Life won’t wait
Suicide Machines – Destruction By DefinitionNovember 30, 2012 at 6:30 pm #228273disruptorMember
I’m partial (but not exclusive) to First gen NY to London stuff.
Ramones first album or Mania! For fusing pop and discontent in such a way as to spawn a sound out of a movement.
The Clash, London Calling is a great record that showed how punk could evolve without losing it’s swagger or values.
Rancid’s Out Come The Wolves was great for reigniting a sense of profile coming from the underground. Something for different scenes to unite around.
American Idiot was great in that it has a ton of great sound and complex ideas in it, ideas that were gobbled up by a generation of youngn’s by virtue of it’s
Richard Hell and the Voidoids had it’s own thing going really early. I wish they had released more records…December 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm #228347Johnny XMember
AFI – “Sing The Sorrow”
NOFX – “Punk In Drublic”
Strung Out – “Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues”
Rancid – “And Out Come The Wolves”December 7, 2012 at 6:17 am #228677bob9746Member
oh i forgot the now defunct RKL riches to rags and earlier AFI Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes … i used to listen a lot this albumsDecember 10, 2012 at 4:56 pm #228863pfilcMember
Seems completely improbable, but I can actually list a single album that is my all-time favorite:
Bigwig – Reclamation.
It came out on my birthday almost 7 years ago and I instantly loved it. The infusion of metal elements seemed so revolutionary…they were a punk band incorporating some metal rather than a metal/thrash band playing some punk. It goes strong from start to finish, not a single weak song. All are memorable on their own, but together make a completely badass album. There have been times over the years that it hasn’t left my pickup’s cd player for weeks at a time (granted I do have a short drive between home and work).December 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm #229414DreaMember
Green Day- 1039 Smooth, Kerplunk, American Idiot, and Dookie. Green Day was the first band I seriously got into that was not introduced to me by my parents. They were also my first exposure to punk.
Ramones- Rocket To Russia. My first real punk record. And it’s the Ramones, ’nuff said.
The Flatliners- Cavalcade
England Keep My Bones- Frank Turner
NOFX- Punk In DrublicDecember 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm #229514WhatsLeftOfTheFlag66Member
Strung Out: Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues
Operation Ivy: Energy
Rancid: Life Won’t Wait, …And Out Come The Wolves, Let’s Go, Self Titled (first one)
The Suicide Machines: Battle Hymns and Destruction By Definition
Minor Threat: Complete Discography
Gaslight Anthem: everythingDecember 21, 2012 at 11:14 pm #229601w.g.hannaMember
Dead Kennedys – Plastic Surgery Disasters
The first album had the hits. This one has the band at their most musically expressive and Jello at his prime. Par for the course with a DK album, the funny songs are serious, the serious songs tell jokes. Jello sings about big picture stuff on tracks like Government Flu and Bleed. But the lyrics are at their best when they’re about regular life – Terminal Preppy is a critique of the brain dead frat boy lifestyle, Well Paid Scientist is a critique of the brain dead corporate drone. That song has the best lyric – describing an over worked dad coming home, chewing out his kids, and lamenting that they taste like himself. The best overall song is Riot! – the narative from start to finish is all too true, the bass and guitar capture the intensity and manipulate the listeners emotions to give vivid color to the lyrical content.
And I think that Halloween may be the best punk challenge ever issued to the stifled adult. Plastic Surgery Disasters = best punk album ever recorded.December 22, 2012 at 10:42 am #229620Jeremy StacksMember
So many to choose from, of the top of my head I’ll say…
The Misfit: Walk among Us
The Clash: London Calling
Dropkick Murphy’s: Sing Loud Sing Proud
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones: Devil’s Night Out
Rancid: Out Come The Wolves and Life Won’t Wait
Social Distortion: White Light, White Heat, White Trash
Street Dogs: State of Grace
Tiger Army: Music from Regions BeyondDecember 29, 2012 at 12:49 am #229961pingry507Member
the record to change my life
1 Bad Religion against the grain/suffer/no control for the love of God if there was a god just change my life
2 offspring americana ( I know I know gonna give a crap putting this on my list
3the unseen the state of discontent(my favorite unseen record)
4 Golden Age carrying the torch (inspiring hardcore)
5 Belvedere fast forward eats the tape (my favorite sk8 punk )
6 Hot Water Music- Fuel For the Hate Game
7 Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables(my dad had it on viny
l played it over and over )
8 Choking Victim no gods no masters (my favorite skacore)
9 intro5pect realpolitik (mind blowing )
10 no trigger Extinction in Stereo ( favorite Melodic hardcore)
1 Operation Ivy energy
12 subhuman The Day the Country Died ( neither 1 of my dad’s band the song You change mylife
that’s my list the only 1 in order is bad religion because because their music change my life thank you for your time support your local punk scene
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