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Offspring the Fifth Best Punk Band Ever?

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We're not as wound up by Kerrang!'s list of the 50 Greatest Punk Albums (full list after the jump) as we were by Q's Best Twenty Songs In Twenty Years list from yesterday. But perhaps that's because we're simply out of ire. We spent it all. Used it up fuming about missing R.E.M. and Weezer songs and the inescapable omnipresence of Robbie Williams.

Kerrang!'s take on the fifty best punk albums, is however kinda off. We're missing some incredibly influential punk rock bands here (Hüsker Dü, The Germs, Sleater-Kinney, X-Ray Spex, The Subhumans and about 894 more), pluswhich they've included some utter shit (Blink-182, the Offspring,) and they got the hierarchy all wrong on the records they did select (Green Day up top with Bad Brains; The Clash, The Stooges, and um, everybody else besides the Sex Pistols trailing?) Also: Why the fuck isn't X on this list!? Okay the ire's back.

What would you do with this list?

  • 50. Killing Joke -- Killing Joke (1980)
  • 49. G.B.H. -- Leather, Bristles, Studs and Acne (1981)
  • 48. Poison Idea -- Feel the Darkness (1990)
  • 47. A.F.I. -- Black Sails in the Sunset (1999)
  • 46. Napalm Death -- Scum (1987)
  • 45. Stiff Little Fingers -- Inflammable Material (1979)
  • 44. Will Haven -- El Diablo (1997)
  • 43. Green Day -- Nimrod (1997)
  • 42. The Get Up Kids -- Something to Write Home About (1999)
  • 41. Social Distortion -- White Light White Heat White Trash (1996)
  • 40. Supersuckers -- The Evil Powers of Rock 'N' Roll (1999)
  • 39. Dwarves -- Are Young and Good Looking (1997)
  • 38. Less Than Jake -- Hello Rockview (1998)
  • 37. Bad Religion -- Suffer (1988)
  • 36. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones -- Let's Face It (1997)
  • 35. The Misfits -- Static Age (1978)
  • 34. Sublime -- Sublime (1996)
  • 33. The Descendents -- Milo Goes to College (1982)
  • 32. Quicksand -- Manic Compression (1995)
  • 31. Cro-Mags -- Age of Quarrel (1986)
  • 30. The Exploited -- Punks Not Dead (1981)
  • 29. Rocket From the Crypt -- Scream Dracula, Scream! (1995)
  • 28. Refused -- The Shape of Punk To Come (1998)
  • 27. Operation Ivy -- Energy (1989)
  • 26. The Vandals -- Hitler Bad, Vandals Good (1998)
  • 25. Crass -- Feeding of the 5000 (1978)
  • 24. The Ruts -- The Crack (1979)
  • 23. NOFX -- So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes (1997)
  • 22. Buzzcocks -- Love Bites (1978)
  • 21. Bad Brains -- Rock for Light (1983)
  • 20. The Offspring -- Americana (1998)
  • 19. The Undertones -- The Undertones (1979)
  • 18. The Stooges -- Raw Power (1973)
  • 17. Minor Threat -- Complete Discography (1989)
  • 16. Black Flag -- Damaged (1981)
  • 15. The Stooges -- Fun House (1970)
  • 14. Blink-182 -- Enema of the State (1999)
  • 13. The Clash -- London Calling (1979)
  • 12. Fugazi -- Repeater (1990)
  • 11. NOFX -- Punk in Drublic (1994)
  • 10. Ramones -- Ramones (1976)
  • 9. The Damned -- Machine Gun Etiquette (1979)
  • 8. The Clash -- The Clash (1977)
  • 7. Discharge -- Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing (1982)
  • 6. Rancid -- ...And Out Come the Wolves (1995)
  • 5. The Offspring -- Smash (1994)
  • 4. Nirvana -- Nevermind (1991)
  • 3. Dead Kennedys -- Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (1980)
  • 2. Green Day -- Dookie (1994)
  • 1. Sex Pistols -- Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (1977)
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