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Thursday, 28 February 2013

The 50 Albums That Built Punk - An NME Special Collectors Magazine


The NME must think that it's readers are a bit stupid, either that or they assume that those in the know about the life and times of Punk Rock don't actually read their newspaper anymore! Whatever the case I want to take them to task over their list of 50 albums that Built Punk.

 (Click on the Links in GOLD to or listen to the specific artists.)
 

 Mmm...You don't have to spend too much time in that list without thinking that there are albums present that really should not be there in the first place and there albums that should be there that are much puzzled absentees!

I mean Bikini Kill are there but not Penetration and their excellent debut album 'Moving Targets'? Blink 182 are there but 'Young, Loud and Snotty' by The Dead Boys isn't! The Misfits are there but 'The Crack' by The Ruts isn't! The Strokes are there but neither of The Boys first two albums are!

I noticed that they have included albums by The Who, The Troggs, MC5, The Stooges, The Seeds and The Sonics yet have forgotten that if they were looking for albums that were an inspiration to the whole Punk movement then why on earth are Doctor Feelgood, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Television, Kilburn and the High Roads, Blondie and even Patti Smith strangely absent?

I could list a whole load of other bands who had albums out that could quite easily have made it into this list. Maybe that's for another time. 



February 2013 - Although Numbered, It Was Emphasized That The Ranking Did Not Reflect Any Order Of Merit.

1. New York Dolls - New York Dolls - 1973
2. The Slits - Cut - 1979
3. Blink-182 - Enema Of The State - 1999
4. Husker Du - Zen Arcade - 1984
5. Various - Nuggets - 1972
6. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - 1977
7. The Saints - Eternally Yours - 1978
8. The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics - 1964
9. The Offspring - Smash - 1994
10. The Cramps - Songs The Lord Taught Us - 1979
11. The Troggs - From Nowhere... The Troggs - 1966
12. Green Day - Dookie - 1994
13. X-Ray Spex - Germ-Free Adolescents - 1978
14. Crass - The Feeding Of The Five Thousend - 1978
15. Sonic Youth - Evol - 1986
16. Minutemen - Double Nickls On The Dime - 1984
17. The Replacements - Let It Be - 1984
18. Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box - 1979
19. Mudhoney - Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge - 1991
20. The Who - The Who Sing My Generation - 1965
21. The Clash - The Clash - 1977
22. Siouxsie And The Banshees - The Scream - 1978
23. Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers - 1976
24. Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power - 1973
25. Black Flag - Damaged - 1982
26. Gang Of Four - Entertainment! - 1979
27. Rancid - ...And Out Come The Wolves - 1995
28. The Damned - Damned Damned Damned - 1977
29. Mc5 - Kick Out The Jams - 1969
30. Germs - (GI) - 1979
31. Buzzcocks - Another Music From A Different Kitchen - 1978
32. Bad Brains - Bad Brains - 1979
33. Big Black - Songs About F***ing - 1987
34. Nirvana - Bleach - 1989
35. Wire - Pink Flag - 1978
36. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures - 1979
37. The Runaways - Waitin' For The Night - 1977
38. Bad Religion - Against The Grain - 1990
39. Fugazi - Repeater - 1989
40. Ramones - Ramones - 1976
41. Killing Joke - Killing Joke - 1980
42. Misfits - Walk Among Us - 1982
43. The Undertones - The Undertones - 1979
44. Sex Pistols - Spunk - 1977
45. The Seeds - The Seeds - 1966
46. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men A: We Are Devo - 1979
47. The Strokes - Is This It - 2001
48. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables - 1980
49. Bikini Kill - Pussy Whipped - 1993
50. Suicide - Suicide - 1977

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