A musical narrative of punk’s evolution as a genre and subculture.
Punk rock does have a story, and that’s what we’re here to tell. Our version may be incomplete, and there may be other, equally valid versions out there, but we think we’ve done right by punk by letting the music speak the loudest. What follows is the story of punk in 50 albums, each serving as a different chapter in the evolution of the genre and subculture. Take note thatwe aren’t calling these the greatest punk albums of all time (though some of them certainly qualify). We’re simply saying that, without these 50 albums, punk wouldn’t be where it is today: confused, chaotic, and contentious as ever.