As we closed out the decade, I had been reading more and more top 10 lists, so I thought I would give you my top 10 punk albums of the decade. So, for the whiners, I know, I know you’re going to say “Dude, I can’t believe you left off Bob’s Bung-Hole, their album Parking In The Gimp Spot was a frickin’ classic!” Guess what? My list, my picks!
10. Billy Idol – Devil’s Playground
I don’t care what people think of this. I dig this album, and it gets better the more you play it. Enjoy!
9. Bad Religion – New Maps of Hell
This is the first album they’ve done in 25-something years that has reminded me of How Could Hell Be Any Worse? and that is a good thing.
8. TSOL – Divided We Stand
Another good, strong album. These guys have always had great musical chops. I do miss Todd’s big booming, tribal drumming.
7. Henry Rollins – Provoked
Sorry all you Hank-Haters, but to hear him imitate Raymond Pettibon, and David Lee Roth alone is worth the price.
6. Street Dogs – State Of Grace
Another great group out Boston. Jean-Paul over at Headline insisted I buy this. He basically said everything else they’ve is so-so, but this one is great. He was right.
5. Marked Men – Ghosts
Lisa at Frontier gave me a copy of this. She thought this was the greatest album of the moment. She was right.
4. Cobra Skulls – American Rubicon
Based on my friend Jay’s accolades for this band I broke down and bought this. Good, fun-driving music. If this doesn’t decrease road-rage by 10%, you should get your money back.
3. Dear Landlord – Dream Homes
I discovered this band in Razorcake; in their top five picks (two-page spread) half of the staff had chosen this album, so I had to find out what the fuss was about. Good stuff.
2. Rancid – Let the Dominoes Fall
A great collection of songs. I think my son may like this just a pinch more than me.
1. Everybody Out! – Everybody Out!
Who did you think would end up here? Again, thanks to Curtis for recommending this to me.
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