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These 14 punk albums of 1984 made the year heavier and meaner

First, some background about the motives of punk albums of 1984. Jello Biafra, in the Dead Kennedys' masterly 1979 debut single “California Über Alles,”...
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The 15 best punk albums of 1983 include eternal hardcore classics

1983: Hardcore rules, OK—at least if it comes from America. England was mired in the nü  pop of Culture Club and Duran Duran as...
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These 15 punk albums from 1982 continue to bring the fire to this day

Welcome to the top punk albums of 1982. Ronald Reagan's been president for a year. His distaff British stunt double Margaret Thatcher's been prime...
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These 15 punk records from 1981 have some of the year’s best music

1981 was the year hardcore engulfed everything punk. Skanking pit warriors swarmed a stage at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. England had its...
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These 15 punk records from 1980 were complete game-changers

By 1980, U.S. major labels abandoned punk with Sid Vicious' corpse. The American underground reacted, hard: “Don't want us? Fuck you, we'll do it...

15 punk-rock albums of 1979 that still rule four decades later

By 1979, punk was firmly established. Seemingly, a million new bands formed weekly, releasing great singles seconds later. But some of the old guard...
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The top 15 punk albums of 1978 that still rock today

Punk in 1978: The Sex Pistols broke up in San Francisco and were about to become an asset in a legal battle, despite “new”...
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Top 15 punk LPs of 1977 that undeniably defined the year

Punk festered the entire ’70s: The Stooges and New York Dolls cleared the field as all the misfits on the margins waited their turn,...