Top Eleven Post-Punk Records

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Matthew West, Sep 12, 2001.

  1. Matthew West

    Matthew West Guest

    Sep 7, 2000
    Richmond, VA
    As a follow-up to the Top Ten Punk thing, list your favorite eleven post-punk records.

    Here's mine:

    Joy Division - Closer
    The Cure - Pornography
    The Chameleons - Script of the Bridge
    Public Image Limited - Metal Box/Second Edition
    Wire - 154
    Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
    The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour
    Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
    Mission of Burma - VS
    Minutemen - Double Nickles on the Dime
    Siouxsie & The Banshees - Juju
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Copycat :D
  3. Matthew West

    Matthew West Guest

    Sep 7, 2000
    Richmond, VA
    Come on people, don't be shy.
  4. I dont think I could name eleven of 'em. I'm not even sure what is post-punk and what isn't (I'm not big on genre-defining). But I love "Bleed American" by Jimmy Eat World and "Relationship of Command" by At The Drive-In. If they're post-punk then they're my top two.
  5. Matthew West

    Matthew West Guest

    Sep 7, 2000
    Richmond, VA
    JEW and ATDI are normally put in the Indie Rock category. Post punk was an outgrowth of the original punk movement, more melodic, and usually darker. Synths started showing up. The whole thing ended around 1984.

    Wire's 154 and Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures are pretty much the embodiment of the genre.
  6. Ghoti Hook might be called post-punk. At least their last album, Two Years to Never. It's really good. Some nice bass work, too. Nothing really complicated od difficult, but just what the song needs.
  7. Ah. I stand corrected. Well, ya learn something new every day.
  8. poser! you stole my topic! just kidding of course

    i don't know exactly what you mean by "Post-Punk"
  9. Matthew West

    Matthew West Guest

    Sep 7, 2000
    Richmond, VA
    Post-punk emerged in England out of the chaotic punk scene of the mid to late 1970's. bands such as Wire, Gang of Four, Pere Ubu, and Joy Division took the energy and ethos of punk rock, but slowed it down and eliminated some of the anger. In an artical written about Joy Division, one author summed it up this way (and I paraphrase), "Until Joy Division, all the punk bands could say was 'F**k you'. Joy Division were the first to turn that around and say 'We're f**cked'. That pretty much sums up the post-punk aesthetic. A much more personal evaluation of the modern world, as oppsed to the blanket political statements and vile gestures that embodied bands such as the Sex Pistols.

    Check out some of the records I listed. You may learn that there are ways of retaining the punk spirit after the angry flush of youth wears off.
  10. Joy Devision is probably the only one I could name, but I think their brilliant. Love 'Atmosphere'.