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Punk’s 50 Greatest Albums

Twenty five years into its publishing history, the UK’s most widely circulated weekly music mag Kerrang! offers up its list for the finest punk records of all time. The ranking comes by way of PSNYC, who adds, “it’s a piece of shit.” Here it goes:

50. Killing Joke — Killing Joke (1980)
49. G.B.H. — Leather, Bristles, Studs And Acne (1981)
48. Poison Idea — Feel The Darkness (1990)
47. A.F.I. — Black Sails In The Sunset (1999)
46. Napalm Death — Scum (1987)
45. Stiff Little Fingers — Inflammable Material (1979)
44. Will Haven — El Diablo (1997)
43. Green Day — Nimrod (1997)
42. The Get Up Kids — Something To Write Home About (1999)
41. Social Distortion — White Light White Heat White Trash (1996)
40. Supersuckers — The Evil Powers Of Rock ‘N’ Roll (1999)
39. Dwarves — Are Young And Good Looking (1997)
38. Less Than Jake — Hello Rockview (1998)
37. Bad Religion — Suffer (1988)
36. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones — Let’s Face It (1997)
35. The Misfits — Static Age (1978)
34. Sublime — Sublime (1996)
33. The Descendents — Milo Goes To College (1982)
32. Quicksand — Manic Compression (1995)
31. Cro-Mags — Age Of Quarrel (1986)
30. The Exploited — Punks Not Dead (1981)
29. Rocket From the Crypt — Scream Dracula, Scream! (1995)
28. Refused — The Shape Of Punk To Come (1998)
27. Operation Ivy — Energy (1989)
26. The Vandals — Hitler Bad, Vandals Good (1998)

25. Crass — Feeding Of The 5000 (1978)
24. The Ruts — The Crack (1979)
23. NOFX — So Long And Thanks For All The Shoes (1997)
22. Buzzcocks — Love Bites (1978)
21. Bad Brains — Rock For Light (1983)
20. The Offspring — Americana (1998)
19. The Undertones — The Undertones (1979)
18. The Stooges — Raw Power (1973)
17. Minor Threat — Complete Discography (1989)
16. Black Flag — Damaged (1981)
15. The Stooges — Fun House (1970)
14. Blink-182 — Enema Of The State (1999)
13. The Clash — London Calling (1979)
12. Fugazi — Repeater (1990)
11. NOFX — Punk In Drublic (1994)
10. Ramones — Ramones (1976)
9. The Damned — Machine Gun Etiquette (1979)
8. The Clash — The Clash (1977)
7. Discharge — Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing (1982)
6. Rancid — …And Out Come the Wolves (1995)
5. The Offspring — Smash (1994)
4. Nirvana — Nevermind (1991)
3. Dead Kennedys — Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
2. Green Day — Dookie (1994)
1. Sex Pistols — Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols (1977)

They’ve included some goodies, but the ranking’s an anarchic mess! How punk.