40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time

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

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New York Dolls, 'New York Dolls' (1973)
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15. New York Dolls, 'New York Dolls' (1973)

"What the Dolls did to be influential on punk was show that anybody could do it," singer David Johansen said. Aggressive, sloppy, androgynous and loud, they blazed through the gutter glam of "Trash" and "Personality Crisis" like a demented Rolling Stones. The Dolls' Todd Rundgren–produced debut exudes sleazy swagger, one reason punk impresario Malcolm McLaren managed them before assembling the Sex Pistols.

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