Top Post-Punk Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
23
Television Marquee Moon Art Punk 1977
2
35
Talking Heads Remain in Light New Wave 1980
3
45
Joy Division Closer 1980
4
66
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures 1979
5
82
The Jesus and Mary Chain Psychocandy Noise Pop 1985
6
113
LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver Dance-Punk Indietronica 2007
7
163
Gang of Four Entertainment! 1979
8
212
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand Post-Punk Revival 2004
9
233
Public Image Ltd. Metal Box/Second Edition Experimental Rock 1979
10
243
Interpol Turn On the Bright Lights Post-Punk Revival 2002
11
262
Talking Heads Fear of Music New Wave 1979
12
264
The Cure Disintegration Gothic Rock 1989
13
303
Pere Ubu The Modern Dance Art Punk 1978
14
305
Violent Femmes Violent Femmes Acoustic Rock, Alternative Rock, Folk Punk 1983
15
314
U2 War Alternative Rock 1983
16
315
Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime Punk Rock 1984
17
317
Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! Art Punk, New Wave 1978
18
321
The National Boxer Post-Punk Revival 2007
19
343
New Order Power, Corruption & Lies New Wave, Synthpop 1983
20
353
LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening Dance-Punk Indietronica 2010
21
372
LCD Soundsystem LCD Soundsystem Dance-Punk Indietronica 2005
22
406
Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings and Food Art Punk, New Wave 1978
23
441
Echo and the Bunnymen Ocean Rain 1984
24
464
The Cure Pornography Gothic Rock 1982
25
487
Bloc Party Silent Alarm Post-Punk Revival 2005
26
514
The Fall This Nation's Saving Grace 1985
27
547
The Feelies Crazy Rhythms New Wave 1980
28
548
Talking Heads Stop Making Sense Art Rock, New Wave 1984
29
550
Iggy Pop The Idiot Art Rock 1977
30
571
The Cure The Head on the Door Alternative Rock 1985
31
608
Young Marble Giants Colossal Youth 1980
32
624
Wire Chairs Missing Art Punk 1978
33
638
The National Alligator Post-Punk Revival 2005
34
642
The Slits Cut 1979
35
644
The Cure Seventeen Seconds Gothic Rock 1980
36
690
The Jam Sound Affects Mod Revival, New Wave 1980
37
700
The Horrors Primary Colours Post-Punk Revival Shoegaze 2009
38
842
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Tender Prey Gothic Rock 1988
39
883
XTC Drums and Wires New Wave, Pop Rock 1979
40
911
The Cure Three Imaginary Boys/Boys Don't Cry 1979
41
916
The Rapture Echoes Dance-Punk 2003
42
978
Pere Ubu Dub Housing Art Punk, Experimental Rock 1978
43
1001
Echo and the Bunnymen Crocodiles 1980
44
1010
U2 Boy 1980
45
1017
The Pop Group Y Art Punk, Experimental Rock 1979
46
1033
Magazine Real Life Art Punk 1978
47
1034
Wire 154 Art Punk 1979
48
1036
Savages Silence Yourself 2013
49
1051
Fehlfarben Monarchie und Alltag Neue Deutsche Welle 1980
50
1055
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Let Love In Alternative Rock 1994
51
1076
Echo and the Bunnymen Heaven Up Here 1981
52
1131
Siouxsie and The Banshees The Scream 1978
53
1141
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! 2008
54
1176
Interpol Antics Post-Punk Revival 2004
55
1198
Mission of Burma Vs. 1982
56
1202
Killing Joke Killing Joke 1980
57
1264
The Gun Club Miami Punk Blues 1982
58
1364
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds From Her to Eternity 1984
59
1418
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Your Funeral... My Trial Gothic Rock 1986
60
1436
The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro New Wave 1980
61
1439
These New Puritans Hidden 2010
62
1447
The Fall Hex Enduction Hour Art Punk 1982
63
1474
Magazine The Correct Use of Soap New Wave 1980
64
1501
Le Tigre Le Tigre Dance-Punk Indietronica, Riot Grrrl 1999
65
1517
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Firstborn Is Dead Punk Blues 1985
66
1541
Viet Cong Viet Cong 2015
67
1569
Gang of Four Solid Gold 1981
68
1586
The Birthday Party Prayers on Fire Noise Rock 1981
69
1658
Bauhaus In the Flat Field Gothic Rock 1980
70
1684
The Cult Love Alternative Rock 1985
71
1687
The Sugarcubes Life's Too Good Alternative Rock 1988
72
1694
The Birthday Party Junkyard Noise Rock, Punk Blues 1982
73
1732
The Raincoats The Raincoats Art Punk 1979
74
1744
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Kicking Against the Pricks Punk Blues 1986
75
1752
Siouxsie and The Banshees Juju Gothic Rock 1981
76
1758
The Fall The Wonderful and Frightening World of...The Fall 1984
77
1781
Virgin Prunes ...If I Die, I Die Gothic Rock 1982
78
1793
The Psychedelic Furs Talk Talk Talk New Wave 1981
79
1852
Public Image Ltd. Public Image - First Issue Art Punk 1978
80
1871
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Henry's Dream Punk Blues, Singer/Songwriter 1992
81
1899
Various Artists No New York No Wave 1978
82
1930
This Heat Deceit Experimental Rock 1981
83
1948
Mekons The Mekons Rock'n'roll Alternative Rock 1989
84
1983
Throwing Muses Throwing Muses Indie Rock 1986
85
2015
Mekons Fear and Whiskey Cowpunk 1985
86
2022
XTC Black Sea New Wave, Pop Rock 1980
87
2068
The Walkmen Bows + Arrows Post-Punk Revival 2004
88
2086
Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better Post-Punk Revival 2005
89
2112
Alain Bashung Play Blessures Coldwave 1982
90
2144
The Cure Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me Alternative Rock 1987
91
2187
Midnight Oil 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 New Wave 1982
92
2224
U2 Under a Blood Red Sky Pop Rock 1983
93
2227
Swans Children of God Experimental Rock 1987
94
2243
The Fall Live at the Witch Trials 1979
95
2298
Editors The Back Room Post-Punk Revival 2005
96
2312
Savages Adore Life 2016
97
2366
The Raincoats Odyshape 1981
98
2369
The Futureheads The Futureheads Post-Punk Revival 2004
99
2371
!!! Louden Up Now Dance-Punk Indie Rock 2004
100
2391
Algiers Algiers 2015
101
2394
Television Adventure New Wave 1978
102
2395
Klaxons Myths of the Near Future Dance-Punk Alternative Dance, Indie Rock 2007
103
2411
Liars They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument On Top Dance-Punk Noise Rock 2001
104
2426
Glenn Branca The Ascension No Wave Noise Rock 1981
105
2454
Echo and the Bunnymen Porcupine 1983
106
2459
Sleaford Mods Divide and Exit Art Punk, Synth Punk 2014
107
2472
The Go-Betweens Before Hollywood Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1983
108
2482
The Stranglers No More Heroes Punk Rock 1977
109
2494
Au Pairs Playing with a Different Sex 1981
110
2513
New Order Movement 1981
111
2538
Public Image Ltd. Album/Compact Disc/Cassette Alternative Rock 1986
112
2571
Cabaret Voltaire Red Mecca Industrial 1981
113
2580
Ought More Than Any Other Day Art Punk 2014
114
2583
Wipers Youth of America Punk Rock 1981
115
2598
The Cure Faith Gothic Rock 1981
116
2607
James Chance & The Contortions Buy No Wave 1979
117
2636
The Gossip Standing in the Way of Control Dance-Punk 2006
118
2639
The Stranglers The Raven New Wave 1979
119
2660
Protomartyr The Agent Intellect 2015
120
2680
The Fall Dragnet 1979
121
2712
The Feelies The Good Earth Indie Pop 1986
122
2770
Tom Verlaine Dreamtime Art Punk 1981
123
2782
The Gun Club The Las Vegas Story 1984
124
2784
Mission of Burma Signals, Calls and Marches EP 1981
125
2834
Marquis de Sade Rue De Siam 1981
126
2899
Late of the Pier Fantasy Black Channel Dance-Punk Indie Rock 2008
127
2918
Sleaford Mods Key Markets Art Punk 2015
128
2950
The Stranglers Black & White Punk Rock 1978
129
2976
Television Personalities ...And Don't the Kids Just Love It Indie Pop 1981
130
2995
British Sea Power The Decline of British Sea Power Post-Punk Revival 2003
131
2996
Tom Verlaine Tom Verlaine Art Punk 1979

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Sonic Youth Bad Moon Rising No Wave Noise Rock 1985
Preoccupations Preoccupations 2016
The Associates Fourth Drawer Down New Wave 1981
Christian Death Only Theatre of Pain Death Rock 1982
Mark Stewart + Maffia Learning to Cope with Cowardice Dub 1983
Bloc Party A Weekend in the City Post-Punk Revival 2007
The Fall Extricate Indie Rock 1990
Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels Dream Pop 1983
The Sound Jeopardy 1980
Siouxsie and The Banshees A Kiss in the Dreamhouse Gothic Rock 1982
Magazine Secondhand Daylight Art Punk 1979
Iceage New Brigade Art Punk 2011
U2 October Alternative Rock 1981
The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean, Basically? 1985
The Fall Perverted by Language 1983
Durutti Column The Return of The Durutti Column Art Rock 1980
Interpol El Pintor Post-Punk Revival 2014
Interpol Our Love to Admire Post-Punk Revival 2007
Bauhaus Mask Gothic Rock 1981
The Fall Bend Sinister 1986
XTC White Music New Wave 1978
The Chameleons Strange Times 1986
Tuxedomoon Half Mute Experimental Rock 1980
Maxïmo Park A Certain Trigger Post-Punk Revival 2005
Public Image Ltd. Flowers of Romance Experimental Rock 1981
The Twilight Sad Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters Indie Rock 2007
Siouxsie and The Banshees Kaleidoscope 1980
The Fall Grotesque (After the Gramme) 1980
That Petrol Emotion Babble Indie Rock 1987
Protomartyr Under Color of Official Right Garage Punk 2014
Simple Minds Empires and Dance New Wave 1980
Foals Antidotes Dance-Punk Indie Rock, Math Rock 2008
Editors An End Has a Start Post-Punk Revival 2007
Wipers Over the Edge Punk Rock 1983
The Chameleons Script of the Bridge 1983
Brygada Kryzys Brygada Kryzys 1982
DIIV Is The Is Are Dream Pop 2016
Les Savy Fav Let's Stay Friends Post-Punk Revival 2007
De Press Block to Block New Wave 1981
Tuxedomoon Desire Experimental Rock 1981
Girl Band Holding Hands With Jamie Noise Rock 2015
CSS Cansei de Ser Sexy Dance-Punk Dance-Pop 2005
The Fall The Frenz Experiment Alternative Rock 1988
Iceage You're Nothing Art Punk 2013
Big Audio Dynamite This Is Big Audio Dynamite New Wave 1985
Total Control Typical System Synth Punk 2014
Swell Maps Jane from Occupied Europe Art Punk 1980
The Psychedelic Furs The Psychedelic Furs 1980
Ought Sun Coming Down Art Punk 2015
Pere Ubu New Picnic Time Art Punk 1979
CCCP Fedeli Alla Linea Affinità-divergenze tra il Compagno Togliatti e noi Art Punk 1986
Chrome Half Machine Lip Moves Experimental Rock 1979
The Sound From the Lion's Mouth 1981
The Feelies Only Life Jangle Pop 1988
The Fall The Infotainment Scan Indie Rock 1993
The Teardrop Explodes Wilder Neo-Psychedelia 1981
Ultravox Systems of Romance New Wave 1978
The Fall Slates 1981
The Long Blondes Someone to Drive You Home Post-Punk Revival Indie Pop 2006
!!! Myth Takes Dance-Punk Indie Rock 2007
Radio 4 Gotham! Dance-Punk Indie Rock 2002
Colin Newman A-Z 1980
Death from Above 1979 The Physical World Dance-Punk 2014
Lonelady Hinterland Dance-Punk Alternative Dance 2015
Die Nerven Out 2015
Swell Maps A Trip to Marineville Art Punk 1979
Wire Send 2003
Out Hud Let Us Never Speak of It Again Dance-Punk 2005
The Fall The Real New Fall LP: Formerly Country on the Click 2003
The Rapture Pieces of the People We Love Dance-Punk, Post-Punk Revival 2006
Mission of Burma The Obliterati 2006
Juventud Juché Movimientos Art Punk 2016
The DFA The DFA Remixes: Chapter One Dance-Punk Electro-Disco 2006
Mission of Burma ONoffON 2004
The Rakes Capture/Release Post-Punk Revival 2005
British Sea Power Open Season Post-Punk Revival 2005
Die Goldenen Zitronen Lenin Art Rock 2006
The Futureheads News and Tributes Post-Punk Revival 2006