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These 15 albums from 1991 laid the foundation for punk as we know it

Welcome to Alternative Press’ pick of the 15 best punk albums of 1991. It was a momentous year, one in which underground culture burst...
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15 punk guitarists of the ’90s who paved the way for the genre’s future

Welcome to Alternative Press’ pick of the 15 best punk guitarists of the ’90s. One notable difference between this list and the other two...
Best Punk Albums of 1989

These 15 punk albums from 1989 ended the ’80s loudly

Welcome to Alternative Press’ 15 best punk albums of 1989. It’s easy to look at the final year of the decade and see it...
SST RECORDS

These 10 SST Records releases defined ’80s punk and beyond

These 10 albums represent SST Records’ greatest achievements. Greg Ginn began Solid State Tuners at age 12 as a mail-order electronics business still thriving...
70S PUNK GUITARISTS

These 17 punk guitarists from the ’70s truly forged the cutting edge

Part of the initial hype around punk rock was it had “no guitar heroes.” That was an exaggeration. To clarify, punk (in part) was...
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QUIZ: Do you know when these classic ’70s punk albums were released?

Record collectors of any sort can be a persnickety bunch. But few can be worse than punk-rock record collectors with titles spanning from the...
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These are the 25 most influential songs of pop punk

Pop punk is often associated with the turn of the century when power chords, skateboarders and forever-young tunes on MTV ruled the scene. More...
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QUIZ: How much ’70s punk trivia do you really know?

For many, first-wave punk was the sound of liberation. Chainsaw guitars, locomotive drums and screaming singers delivered brutal street poetry about the times. It...
PUNK SINGLE PICTURE SLEEVES '70S-'80S

The sleeves of these 25 old-school punk singles are as cool as the music

As recently established here, the 45 RPM record was the greatest medium for punk rock. It's compact, it's affordable and brevity's of essence—distill all...

These 5 records by Buzzcocks practically invented pop punk

June 21, 2019, Royal Albert Hall, London: What was intended as a celebration of perhaps English punk's most universally beloved band, Buzzcocks, is now...