40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time

The riot-starters and two-chord wonders that blew rock wide open

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Gang of Four, 'Entertainment!' (1979)
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5. Gang of Four, 'Entertainment!' (1979)

Fusing James Brown and early hip-hop with the bullet-point minimalism of the Ramones, Gang of Four were a genuine revolutionary force in their pursuit of working-class justice. The Leeds foursome bound their Marxist critique in tightly wound knots of enraged funk and avenging-disco syncopation, slashed by guitarist Andy Gill's blues-free swordplay.

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