40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time

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

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The Slits, 'Cut' (1979)
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33. The Slits, 'Cut' (1979)

The pioneering Slits fused reggae beats and punk guitars on joyously anarchic songs like "Shoplifting," with its awesome catchphrase, "We pay fuck-all!" The Slits followed Patti Smith in defining punk as feminist, implicitly and explicitly. And like U.K. comrades the Raincoats, they did it not merely by forming an all-woman band (itself a radical move), but with music owing little to punk-dude dogma.

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