Earlier this week, Buzzfeed did a list of the 51 best beards in Hollywood. Sure, it had some respectable beards, but some of them were nothing more than glorified five o’clock shadows. Here at AP, we might not walk the red carpet, but this is punk rock goddamnit, and we know a few things about facial hair. Take not Buzzfeed: Here are 20 real beards.

1. John Dyer Baizley of Baroness

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2. Jason Aalon Butler of letlive.

Have you seen his beard lately? I think it’s tripled in size since Warped Tour. Seriously, watch their new video for “Younger.” There’s a whole lot of shit going on—kidnapping, gun violence, weird dudes on soapboxes—but all I saw was his amazing beard.

3. Jeremy Davis of Paramore

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(pictured center)

4. Larry And His Flask

Larry And His Flask | AltPress' Best Beards

Each of the guys in Larry And His Flask has a pretty impressive beard, but all together it’s like an explosion of beard-shaped rainbows. (Hey, it could happen.)

5. Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra | AltPress' Best Beards

(pictured center)

6. Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It.

Into It. Over It. | AltPress' Best Beards

I call this the nerdy hipster beard. It’s usually accompanied by thick-rimmed glasses and collared shirts buttoned all the way to the top.

7. Dan O’ Connor of Four Year Strong

Larry And His Flask | AltPress' Best Beards

Photo: Jeremy Saffer

8. Andy Williams of Every Time I Die

Every Time I Die | AltPress' Best Beards

Photo: Adam Elmakias

These days he’s rocking more of a mega-mustache, but still, the dude knows how to work the epic facial hair.

9. Mike Hrancia of the Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada | AltPress' Best Beards

(pictured far left)

10. Sam Beam of Iron & Wine

Iron & Wine | AltPress' Best Beards

Sure, it may be a bit Amish-y, and he may look morel like a carpenter than a musician, but Mr. Beam makes it work.