Bursting with attitude, zany humour and killer tunes, Green Day’s third album, ‘Dookie’, is the best pop-punk album of all time. Here’s why.
Combining the energy of punk with the intricacy of jazz, the best Television songs still sound as though they were beamed in from the future.
Though divisive both politically and culturally, the 80s produced consistently stellar music – as the best 80s songs make abundantly clear.
They were rowdy, rebellious and volatile, but Shane MacGowan and co built their catalogue to last – as the best Pogues songs attest.
Harnessing the lyrical brilliance of Irish folk and the aggressive snarl of punk, The Pogues’ frontman Shane MacGowan created a unique style.
Unlike many punk tunes, the best Stranglers songs got a grip on the charts, earning them an enormous fanbase which remains loyal to this day.
Shining in the glow of the punk revolution, Television’s 1977 debut album, ‘Marquee Moon’, illuminated the way for new wave and post-punk.
Recorded prior to the release of ‘Unknown Pleasures’, Joy Division’s Peel Sessions debut showed how rapidly the group were evolving.
Cathartic yet catchy, Joy Division’s debut single, Transmission, showed the group morphing into one of post-punk’s most important bands.
Ramones’ sublime third album, ‘Rocket To Russia’ didn’t shoot the group to fame and fortune, but it remains one of punk’s seminal records.
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