Just like with their ‘Top 100 Drummers’ list from a couple of weeks ago, this Rolling Stone list of the 40 Greatest Punk Albums is to be taken with a grain of salt. Don’t look at it and think ‘what the hell is Green Day even on the list for?’ Instead treat it as a vehicle to revisit some old favourites, and also to hopefully discover some albums that you haven’t bitten into yet.
Here, I’ll go first.
#16. Descendents Milo Goes To College
Probably my favourite punk rock album ever. It’s fast, short, raw…it’s the epitome of shitty punk rock played in a non shitty way.
#32. The Misfits Walk Among Us
There’s just always room for The Misfits, and what’s punk rock without some ‘Whoas’?
To be honest, I know most of the albums on the list pretty well, but I will say that I’m a little disappointed that there’s no Dead Boys Young Loud & Snotty. This is an album that makes you want to kick some ass and rock out while soaked in beer and sweat.
Good luck with the list, there are some really solid records here.