SPIN’s 30 Essential Punk Albums Of 1977

October 28th marks the 30th anniversary of Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’ release and SPIN’s not taking the date lightly, devoting their next issue entirely to PUNK, man. The mag’s got Lydon on the cover, pics of iconic punks reunited, and lists. Two of ‘em! We figured ’20 Best Singles Of ’77 (By Bands That Had Not Yet Released Albums)’ wasn’t gonna get you that flared up, so have a gander at their picks for the slightly more broad category ’30 Essential Punk Albums Of ’77′:

Blondie – Plastic Letters
The Boys – The Boys
The Clash – The Clash
Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True
The Damned – Damned Damned Damned
Dead Boys – Young Loud And Snotty
The Dictators – Manifest Destiny
The Diodes – The Diodes
Ian Dury – New Boots And Panties!!
Eater – The Album
Eddie & The Hot Rods – Life On The Line

Iggy Pop – The Idiot
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
The Jam – In The City
The Jam – This Is The Modern World
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers – L.A.M.F.
Radio Birdman – Radios Appear
Ramones – Leave Home
Ramones – Rocket To Russia
Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Blank Generation
The Runaways – Queens Of Noise
The Saints – (I’m) Stranded
The Stranglers – Rattus Norvegicus
The Stranglers – No More Heroes
Suicide – Suicide
Talking Heads – Talking Heads 77
Television – Marquee Moon
The Vibrators – Pure Mania
Wire – Pink Flag

The reasonable Stereogum reader would ask “Where’s the SHIT LIST stamp?” Ahh, you know us well. But honestly, with a list this specific (and unranked), how could you miss anything? Or did they?