AllMusic 2017 Year In Review
Favorite Punk Albums - We don't usually do a separate list for punk rock, but excellent albums from Creeper, Downtown Boys, Feature, Lost Balloons and many more made punk stand out on its own in 2017.
Colliding by Design
The Seattle quintet return after a decade away with a sparkling, urgent sophomore set that incorporates arena pop/rock into their original emo sound.
AFI (The Blood Album)
Alterna-punk vets evolve on album ten, combining muscle with rhythmic new wave/post-punk influences.
Bed Wettin' Bad Boys
Scrappy Australian punk with a dollop of pop hooks from Royal Headache and R.I..P. Society folks.
Eternity, In Your Arms
The English horror-punk outfit's stellar debut delivers pit-worthy, minor-chord verses that almost always yield fist-pumping, arms-around-your-mates choruses.
Cost of Living
Striking and powerful third album from these leftist punks raises the stakes and provides rallying cries for troubled times.
Poppy, energetic, and deceptively simple noise punk from a London-based trio that includes a member of Sauna Youth.
First album in 21 years from the Sydney, Australia noisemakers is a loving re-creation of their thick, assaultive attack.
A mix of acerbic wit and driving instrumentation delivered with intelligence, catharsis, and a wry smile.
The second record by the duo of the Marked Men's Jeff Burke and Suspicious Beasts' Yusuke Okeda is a power pop meets garage punk delight.
The band's third album in three years is a reliably hammer-tough, hatchet-sharp, gnarly-sounding slice of garage punk.
The intense Chicago post-punks' Steve Albini-produced third outing is desperate and cathartic.
Canadian indie rock trio has actually grown tighter and more powerful on its brutal yet meticulous third album.
The Chicago power pop-punk trio deliver a robust sophomore set with quality songwriting and a satisfying heft.
Why Love Now
The band's usual barrage of crusty, atonal punk racket is lent some serious heft by producers Arthur Rizk and no wave legend Lydia Lunch.
Crack an Egg
Jumpy and exciting retro '80s synth rock, delivered with newfound power and lots of hooks.
A tuneful slab of deeply entertaining, '90s-indebted fuzz-pop from this West Virginia quartet.
An endlessly engaging, boldly articulated set of '90s alt-rock-inspired anthems from the Toronto pop-punk outfit.
2nd album from these Ontario punks is another exercise in smart, passionate ranting with big guitars that sound venomous.
The Utah post-hardcore outfit delivers an ambitious, mature, and ultimately triumphant double album that explores mortality and the big picture.