Punk rock has gone through many different iterations throughout its tenure. After coming as an answer to the bombastic prog and hard rock of the '70s, these short and to-the-point bands were reinventing what we knew to be rock from the inside out. Then again, how do you go about picking the best ones?
Normally it comes down to who had the most impact or who stayed true to the punk ethos, but the best in their field are the ones who went against the grain of what a rock album is supposed to be. Across each of these albums, these musicians were taking what they knew as rock and roll and filtering it through aggression and their own twisted view of the world.
Whether it be through tons of distortion or flirtations with other genres, these albums ended up sparking excitement in some listeners and absolute disdain in others. It might not have been the most popular moves to make, but when has punk ever been known as a genre that follows rules? There are bound to plenty more punk rock acts to come down the line, but if you want to know how to capture the punk ethos to a tee, these acts have you covered.
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