40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time

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

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Sleater-Kinney, 'Dig Me Out' (1997)
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14. Sleater-Kinney, 'Dig Me Out' (1997)

When Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein proclaimed "I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone" on 1996's Call the Doctor, they were laying down a dare to themselves and the Nineties indie-rock scene. The band's next album, Dig Me Out, made good on that promise. Adding powerhouse drummer Janet Weiss, the Olympia, Washington, trio's feminist punk hit hard — from the elated rush of "Words and Guitar" to the raw romantic torment of "One More Hour."

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