Rolling Stone releases list of the 40 greatest punk albums, and Blink-182 is included

The same cannot be said about London Calling, Tim, or Raw Power

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    A week after ranking the 100 greatest drummers, Rolling Stone is back with another outrageous list. This time, the magazine’s editors have unveiled their picks for the best punk albums, and get ready for even more controversy.

    It’s worth noting that no one punk band has more than one entry on the list. Still, that doesn’t make it any easier to stomach omissions such as London Calling, Tim, and Raw Power in favor of Blink-182’s Enema of the State.

    Also, Bleach is more of a punk album than Nevermind, and even that’s a stretch.

    Check out the top 20 below, and see the full list along with the rational for each selection here.

    20. X-Ray Spex – Germfree Adolescents
    19. Bad Brains – Bad Brains
    18. Green Day – Dookie
    17. Television – Marquee Moon
    16. Descendents – Milo Goes to College
    15. New York Dolls – New York Dolls
    14. Sleater-Kinney – Dig Me Out
    13. Hüsker Dü – Zen Arcade
    12. Patti Smith – Horses
    11. The Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady
    10. Nirvana – Nevermind
    09. X – Los Angeles
    08. Black Flag – Damaged
    07. Minutemen – Double Nickels on the Dime
    06. Wire – Pink Flag
    05. Gang of Four – Entertainment!
    04. The Stooges – Funhouse
    03. Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols
    02. The Clash – The Clash
    01. Ramones – Ramones


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