This article has been imported from chorus.fm for discussion. All of the forum rules still apply. Rolling Stone have put together a list of the Top 40 Punk Albums. No London Calling, but Enema of the State? I knew I was an absolute punk. Punk rock started in 1976 on New York’s Bowery, when four cretins from Queens came up with a mutant strain of blitzkrieg bubblegum. The revolution they inspired split the history of rock & roll in half. But even if punk rock began as a kind of negation — a call to stark, brutal simplicity — its musical variety and transforming emotional power was immediate and remains staggering. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Ramones’ toweringly influential self-titled debut, we’ve compiled a list of the 40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time. Ramones – Ramones The Clash – The Clash Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols The Stooges – Funhouse Gang of Four – Entertainment! Wire – Pink Flag Minutemen – Double Nickels on the Dime Black Flag – Damaged X – Los Angeles Nirvana – Nevermind The Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady Patti Smith – Horses Hüsker Dü – Zen Arcade Sleater-Kinney – Dig Me Out New York Dolls – New York Dolls Descendents – Milo Goes to College Television – Marquee Moon Green Day – Dookie Bad Brains – Bad Brains X-Ray Spex – Germfree Adolescents The post Rolling Stone’s Top 40 Punk Albums appeared first on chorus.fm.