Best Punk Rock BandsWho's the greatest punk band? The Sex Pistols? Dead Kennedys? Black Flag? That's exactly what this list is going to find out.
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WHY IS RANCID NOT FIRST? They got so much inspiration from the Sex Pistols, the Clash, and the Ramones (which all deserve higher rankings), they just brought it to the USA. And half of these bands aren't even punk! RJA? What?! And the ALL AMERICAN REJECTS? It infuriates me to see these god-awful, not punk bands on this list.
Most of these bands aren't even punk... Seriously, Simple Plan? Fall Out Boy? We The Kings? My Chemical Romance?! Rancid are REAL punk. The amount of idiots here saying "! (insert lead singer's name here) IS SO HOT! " on a PUNK BAND list is disgraceful.
An actual punk band... Thank god! Vote for the bands because they're popular punk bands, not because you just like their music. Come on people!More comments about Rancid
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Bunch of posers must be voting on this.How are those preppy little pop-punk bands ahead of bad brains and black flag who are both great bands.Good charlotte is not punk rock! Its corporate pop and so is simple plan, blink 182, sum 41, boys like girls, yellowcard, taking back sunday and the majority of these bands ahead of bad brains. I dont think there the best but there top 25 hands down. All those bands I mentioned are just abunch of 20 year old millionairs whinning about there make believe problems and that girl who didnt go to the prom with them because she thought you were a dork. Get over it you losers. How is good charlotte even on here? Brittney Spears is more punk than them.
Ohh hell yea, couldn't agree more with "Chris-1"!
Keep on spreading the word!
Best ever. I see red. Nothing more in this world to defend... This songs says it all about life and punk ideally!
1 cd that made them legends
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This band makes you want to get the boys together for a night out on the town. Brings back great memories.
Come on people, got to give it up to The Bouncing Souls!
New Found Glory - Kiss me
New Found Glory - Don't let her pull you down
The two best songs I've heard of theirs.
I saw them live and they are AMAZING. They are one of the best punk rock bands I have ever heard which is why they are officially my favorite band. If you get the chance, go see them live!
They can rank higher if they will do more covers. Let's wait for the part 3 of the album "From the Screen to Your Stereo"More comments about New Found Glory
tick tick tick, try it again, hate to say I told you so, little more for your little you, you got it all wrong... the hives is the beast punk rock band today... if you want this kind of music
these people from sweden are good... they got some ass-kicking music... you gotta check'em out... this is real puck rock... not indie/pop punk type
What the hell, is with music these day, Fugazi is real punk, many bands on this list aren't even true punk,it's reall saddening, but I guess we'll keep our hidden gems to ourselves.
Minor Threat could also be at this spot also. But this is Ian Mackaye at his absolute best.
59th? IS there anybody over the age of 12 on this website? Anybody who knows anything about punk knows that Fugazi is the best and will most likely always be the best. They're 100 times the band that Blink-182 or Green day are.More comments about Fugazi
um... michael jackson punk cover that works cmon XD
ThE uSeD iS aBoUt ThE bEsT!
psht yeah they should be number one... I say anywho =]
Shouldn't the used be the first?
because you know.. the used? yeah.. if someone don't know who they are google them or listen to their music and you be sorry for your self that you never knew them long time ago like I did I was gonna suicide
im still talking to raise the comment rating lol idk what to say blah blah blah
Not really punk rock, although some of their older stuff may be, but heck The used = the unique. They have brought more to the world than just music! Definitely an inspirational band. Heavy, funk, jazz, rock - they've got it all!More comments about The Used
I LOOVE BUSTED! They are one of my favourite punk rock bands <3
My best songs are Falling for you and Meet you there.
They are funny, emotionel and very good singers!
Amazing, meaningful, awesome dreads
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I love your music! I do not understand how yall can put them so low on the count. Their music is like amazing and so many people can relate! They have music for every mood. Romantic, angry, sad, party music. Like I honestly don't understand!
Sure by now there has been loads of bands to have followed the same style, but when they were first around wasn't following anything. Just being true and raw.
Dude if any of you people even knew what punk rock music was, you would know that this band started the punk scene with nofx in the 80s so please open your eyes to music. Punk music. These other bands sold out.
Greatest Skate/Punk Band ever, listen to Trashed if you're still stuck in your Blink 182 phase, and you will soon see the ways of more honest, meaningful, and FAR more musically interesting punk. Plus they had the greatest punk drummer of all time... DERRICK PLOURDE!
Skate punk at its finest! Listen to everyone else, Thrashed is amazing. I mean come on look up May 16. When I heard that song on THPS2, I knew punk rock was my kind of thingMore comments about Lagwagon
The fact that The "Refused" aren't even on this list means that none of you know what punk even is. Half these bands arent even close to punk music. Some of its emo...
The refused are a hardcore punk band which is really what a lot of the best punk bands are. Even hardcore today isn't punk anymore, its become metalcore.
So good especially in that scene in repo man
INSANE BAND. Way more punk than green day.
The only reason MSI is this far down the list is because 42 is the answer to everthing
They make me feel bad O____o like, HAA-- LOVE MSI, SO. F-ING. MUCH. GA. Imma kill someone now. I COMAND YOU PEOPLE TO LISTEN TO THEM. I'm born on the same day as jimmy AND MY NAME IS MOLLY ugh so happy love them so much.More comments about Mindless Self Indulgence
come on this is TRUE punk right here. Drugs, death and the pain of life
best band so far in the 21st century
Gses christ these guys kick ass! If ya didn't heard em... Well your loss. Insane lyrics and Toms voice is insane!
now heres a real punk band
The best hardcore band in the whole damn world. Oi Oi Oi!!
Oh my god! On this list, there are such bands are not punk, just stupid pop! The Casualties create a real punk of what he is, or rather should be. The best hardcore punk band!
I love this band, and I love alexia
Please, give vote everyone, or try checking reach and listen up..
They are amazing because there songs are inspiring. They have really good addicting lyric. You know this should be the best band in the top ten list.
Really? This band is more talented then all the other bands put together. Been listening to them for about fifteen years and still not even one mediocre song!
I can only say I love this band, they are great, none of their songs say the truth about modern life, how our own society is starting to make us worst persons, everyone should listen to them, their songs are always the best way to begin the day for me :3
No, not THE Monks (a different band with a couple of records), I'm talking about '60s psychedelia, experimental, garage punk group. They were punk before the music industry coined the term and cashed the profits.
I seen these guys at taste of chaos and they are pretty much amazing.
Awesome new band, saw them in concert, best experience of my life! Their music is wicked awesome!!!
New punk band, they really good though.More comments about Saosin
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