Top Post-Punk Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
24
Television Marquee Moon Art Punk 1977
2
34
Talking Heads Remain in Light New Wave 1980
3
45
Joy Division Closer 1980
4
67
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures 1979
5
81
The Jesus and Mary Chain Psychocandy Noise Pop 1985
6
115
LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver Dance-Punk Indietronica 2007
7
164
Gang of Four Entertainment! 1979
8
225
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand Post-Punk Revival 2004
9
231
Public Image Ltd. Metal Box/Second Edition Experimental Rock 1979
10
250
Interpol Turn On the Bright Lights Post-Punk Revival 2002
11
259
Talking Heads Fear of Music New Wave 1979
12
265
The Cure Disintegration Gothic Rock 1989
13
300
Violent Femmes Violent Femmes Acoustic Rock, Alternative Rock, Folk Punk 1983
14
302
Pere Ubu The Modern Dance Art Punk 1978
15
309
U2 War Alternative Rock 1983
16
311
Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime Punk Rock 1984
17
316
Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! Art Punk, New Wave 1978
18
330
The National Boxer Post-Punk Revival 2007
19
337
New Order Power, Corruption & Lies New Wave, Synthpop 1983
20
366
LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening Dance-Punk Indietronica 2010
21
386
LCD Soundsystem LCD Soundsystem Dance-Punk Indietronica 2005
22
400
Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings and Food Art Punk, New Wave 1978
23
410
LCD Soundsystem American Dream Dance-Punk New Wave 2017
24
433
Echo and the Bunnymen Ocean Rain 1984
25
456
The Cure Pornography Gothic Rock 1982
26
508
The Fall This Nation's Saving Grace 1985
27
511
Bloc Party Silent Alarm Post-Punk Revival 2005
28
541
The Feelies Crazy Rhythms New Wave 1980
29
544
Talking Heads Stop Making Sense Art Rock, New Wave 1984
30
555
Iggy Pop The Idiot Art Rock 1977
31
566
The Cure The Head on the Door Alternative Rock 1985
32
608
Young Marble Giants Colossal Youth 1980
33
621
Wire Chairs Missing Art Punk 1978
34
643
The Cure Seventeen Seconds Gothic Rock 1980
35
644
The Slits Cut 1979
36
661
The National Alligator Post-Punk Revival 2005
37
692
The Jam Sound Affects Mod Revival, New Wave 1980
38
722
The Horrors Primary Colours Post-Punk Revival Shoegaze 2009
39
833
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Tender Prey Gothic Rock 1988
40
873
XTC Drums and Wires New Wave, Pop Rock 1979
41
905
The Cure Three Imaginary Boys/Boys Don't Cry 1979
42
946
The Rapture Echoes Dance-Punk 2003
43
969
Pere Ubu Dub Housing Art Punk, Experimental Rock 1978
44
996
Echo and the Bunnymen Crocodiles 1980
45
1003
U2 Boy 1980
46
1005
The Pop Group Y Art Punk, Experimental Rock 1979
47
1039
Wire 154 Art Punk 1979
48
1047
Magazine Real Life Art Punk 1978
49
1053
Echo and the Bunnymen Heaven Up Here 1981
50
1067
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Let Love In Alternative Rock 1994
51
1092
Fehlfarben Monarchie und Alltag Neue Deutsche Welle 1980
52
1153
Siouxsie and The Banshees The Scream 1978
53
1166
Savages Silence Yourself 2013
54
1182
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! 2008
55
1196
Mission of Burma Vs. 1982
56
1205
Killing Joke Killing Joke 1980
57
1212
Interpol Antics Post-Punk Revival 2004
58
1269
The Gun Club Miami Punk Blues 1982
59
1364
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds From Her to Eternity 1984
60
1401
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Your Funeral... My Trial Gothic Rock 1986
61
1435
The Fall Hex Enduction Hour Art Punk 1982
62
1448
The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro New Wave 1980
63
1472
Magazine The Correct Use of Soap New Wave 1980
64
1530
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Firstborn Is Dead Punk Blues 1985
65
1542
These New Puritans Hidden 2010
66
1567
The Birthday Party Prayers on Fire Noise Rock 1981
67
1569
Le Tigre Le Tigre Dance-Punk Indietronica, Riot Grrrl 1999
68
1576
Gang of Four Solid Gold 1981
69
1627
Viet Cong Viet Cong 2015
70
1666
Bauhaus In the Flat Field Gothic Rock 1980
71
1684
The Birthday Party Junkyard Noise Rock, Punk Blues 1982
72
1687
The Sugarcubes Life's Too Good Alternative Rock 1988
73
1699
The Cult Love Alternative Rock 1985
74
1719
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Kicking Against the Pricks Punk Blues 1986
75
1727
The Raincoats The Raincoats Art Punk 1979
76
1759
The Fall The Wonderful and Frightening World of...The Fall 1984
77
1764
Siouxsie and The Banshees Juju Gothic Rock 1981
78
1773
Virgin Prunes ...If I Die, I Die Gothic Rock 1982
79
1814
The Psychedelic Furs Talk Talk Talk New Wave 1981
80
1854
Public Image Ltd. Public Image - First Issue Art Punk 1978
81
1872
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Henry's Dream Punk Blues, Singer/Songwriter 1992
82
1877
Various Artists No New York No Wave 1978
83
1881
Algiers The Underside of Power Industrial Music 2017
84
1914
This Heat Deceit Experimental Rock 1981
85
1922
Swans Children of God Experimental Rock 1987
86
1941
Mekons The Mekons Rock'n'roll Alternative Rock 1989
87
1967
Throwing Muses Throwing Muses Indie Rock 1986
88
2042
XTC Black Sea New Wave, Pop Rock 1980
89
2050
Mekons Fear and Whiskey Cowpunk 1985
90
2075
Alain Bashung Play Blessures Coldwave 1982
91
2132
The Cure Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me Alternative Rock 1987
92
2135
The Walkmen Bows + Arrows Post-Punk Revival 2004
93
2172
Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better Post-Punk Revival 2005
94
2184
Midnight Oil 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 New Wave 1982
95
2243
U2 Under a Blood Red Sky Pop Rock 1983
96
2255
The Fall Live at the Witch Trials 1979
97
2258
Protomartyr Relatives in Descent 2017
98
2323
The Raincoats Odyshape 1981
99
2362
Editors The Back Room Post-Punk Revival 2005
100
2413
Television Adventure New Wave 1978
101
2426
The Go-Betweens Before Hollywood Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1983
102
2438
Echo and the Bunnymen Porcupine 1983
103
2441
Savages Adore Life 2016
104
2444
Glenn Branca The Ascension No Wave Noise Rock 1981
105
2455
Cabaret Voltaire Red Mecca Industrial 1981
106
2464
The Futureheads The Futureheads Post-Punk Revival 2004
107
2471
!!! Louden Up Now Dance-Punk Indie Rock 2004
108
2485
Liars They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument On Top Dance-Punk Noise Rock 2001
109
2493
Au Pairs Playing with a Different Sex 1981
110
2497
New Order Movement 1981
111
2519
Klaxons Myths of the Near Future Dance-Punk Alternative Dance, Indie Rock 2007
112
2534
Public Image Ltd. Album/Compact Disc/Cassette Alternative Rock 1986
113
2572
The Cure Faith Gothic Rock 1981
114
2583
The Stranglers No More Heroes Punk Rock 1977
115
2588
Algiers Algiers 2015
116
2589
Wipers Youth of America Punk Rock 1981
117
2606
Sleaford Mods Divide and Exit Art Punk, Synth Punk 2014
118
2628
The Stranglers The Raven New Wave 1979
119
2688
The Fall Dragnet 1979
120
2704
James Chance & The Contortions Buy No Wave 1979
121
2728
The Feelies The Good Earth Indie Pop 1986
122
2743
The Gossip Standing in the Way of Control Dance-Punk 2006
123
2764
Ought More Than Any Other Day Art Punk 2014
124
2767
Tom Verlaine Dreamtime Art Punk 1981
125
2794
Priests Nothing Feels Natural 2017
126
2802
The Gun Club The Las Vegas Story 1984
127
2810
Mission of Burma Signals, Calls and Marches EP 1981
128
2854
Protomartyr The Agent Intellect 2015
129
2855
Marquis de Sade Rue De Siam 1981
130
2949
The Stranglers Black & White Punk Rock 1978
131
2974
Television Personalities ...And Don't the Kids Just Love It Indie Pop 1981

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Sonic Youth Bad Moon Rising No Wave Noise Rock 1985
Tom Verlaine Tom Verlaine Art Punk 1979
Sleaford Mods Key Markets Art Punk 2015
Late of the Pier Fantasy Black Channel Dance-Punk Indie Rock 2008
British Sea Power The Decline of British Sea Power Post-Punk Revival 2003
The Associates Fourth Drawer Down New Wave 1981
Christian Death Only Theatre of Pain Death Rock 1982
Preoccupations Preoccupations 2016
Mark Stewart + Maffia Learning to Cope with Cowardice Dub 1983
The Sound Jeopardy 1980
Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels Dream Pop 1983
Magazine Secondhand Daylight Art Punk 1979
Siouxsie and The Banshees A Kiss in the Dreamhouse Gothic Rock 1982
The Fall Extricate Indie Rock 1990
Bloc Party A Weekend in the City Post-Punk Revival 2007
U2 October Alternative Rock 1981
The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean, Basically? 1985
Iceage New Brigade Art Punk 2011
Sleaford Mods English Tapas Synth Punk 2017
Durutti Column The Return of The Durutti Column Art Rock 1980
The Fall Perverted by Language 1983
Tuxedomoon Desire Experimental Rock 1981
Bauhaus Mask Gothic Rock 1981
XTC White Music New Wave 1978
The Fall Bend Sinister 1986
The Chameleons Strange Times 1986
Interpol Our Love to Admire Post-Punk Revival 2007
Tuxedomoon Half Mute Experimental Rock 1980
Idles Brutalism Post-Hardcore 2017
Public Image Ltd. The Flowers of Romance Experimental Rock 1981
Interpol El Pintor Post-Punk Revival 2014
Maxïmo Park A Certain Trigger Post-Punk Revival 2005
The Fall Grotesque (After the Gramme) 1980
Siouxsie and The Banshees Kaleidoscope 1980
That Petrol Emotion Babble Indie Rock 1987
Simple Minds Empires and Dance New Wave 1980
The Twilight Sad Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters Indie Rock 2007
Wipers Over the Edge Punk Rock 1983
The Chameleons Script of the Bridge 1983
Brygada Kryzys Brygada Kryzys 1982
Protomartyr Under Color of Official Right Garage Punk 2014
Foals Antidotes Dance-Punk Indie Rock, Math Rock 2008
Editors An End Has a Start Post-Punk Revival 2007
De Press Block to Block New Wave 1981
DIIV Is The Is Are Dream Pop 2016
Les Savy Fav Let's Stay Friends Post-Punk Revival 2007
Girl Band Holding Hands With Jamie Noise Rock 2015
The Fall The Frenz Experiment Alternative Rock 1988
CSS Cansei de Ser Sexy Dance-Punk Dance-Pop 2005
Iceage You're Nothing Art Punk 2013
Big Audio Dynamite This Is Big Audio Dynamite New Wave 1985
The Sound From the Lion's Mouth 1981
Ought Sun Coming Down Art Punk 2015
Pere Ubu New Picnic Time Art Punk 1979
Total Control Typical System Synth Punk 2014
The Psychedelic Furs The Psychedelic Furs 1980
Chrome Half Machine Lip Moves Experimental Rock 1979
Swell Maps Jane from Occupied Europe Art Punk 1980
CCCP Fedeli Alla Linea Affinità-divergenze tra il Compagno Togliatti e noi Art Punk 1986
The Fall The Infotainment Scan Indie Rock 1993
The Feelies Only Life Jangle Pop 1988
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
Colin Newman A-Z 1980
Radio 4 Gotham! Dance-Punk Indie Rock 2002
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
The Fall The Real New Fall LP: Formerly Country on the Click 2003
Out Hud Let Us Never Speak of It Again Dance-Punk 2005
Mission of Burma The Obliterati 2006
The Rapture Pieces of the People We Love Dance-Punk, Post-Punk Revival 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