Contemporary Punk Rock, the Best Albums of 2017 (so far!)

Today the punk scene is definitely different (and less influential) than 40 years ago. Nevertheless, there are still a number of good releases that appear periodically on the shelves and the genre is characterized by a varied number of influences and different sub-styles. There are a few punk veterans who continue to publish very good albums, but also new groups entering the scene with nice and energetic punk songs. We have selected here the best punk rock albums that have been released since the beginning of the year, presented in strict alphabetical order. Did you miss anyone of these?

CJ Ramone: American Beauty

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American Beauty is the third solo album by CJ Ramone, the American rocker best known for working from 1989 to 1996 as bassist and vocalist of the legendary Ramones (and today one of the three surviving members of group)

Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound

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Life Without Sound is the fourth studio album by the American indie rock trio, which managed to balance a punk rock approach with hardcore and power pop sonorities.

Danko Jones: Wild Cat

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Wild Cat is the eighteth album by the Canadian rock trio from Toronto, which features an impressive selection of mainstream-ready hard rock and garage punk Tunes.

Die Toten Hosen: Laune der Natur

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Laune der Nature (Freak of Nature) is the seventeenth studio album from the German punk rock veterans, which confirms their consolidated recipe of punk metal and hardcore punk.

Dropkick Murphys: 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory

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11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory is the ninth studio album by American celtic punk band from Boston, which have nowadays accumulated more than 20 years of honest and good punk music.

Dune Rats: The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit

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The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit is the second album released by the Australian three-piece punk rock band from Brisbane, which are among the youngest representatives of the contemporary international punk rock scene.

Flatfoot56: Odd Boat

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Odd Boat is the seventh album by the American celtic punkers from Chicago, and it’s probably one of the best they released so far.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes: Modern Ruin

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Modern Ruin is the second studio album by the English punk rock band led by singer Frank Carter. Here in this blog it still maintains the top position in the overall rock chart for 2017.

Japandroids: Near to the Wild Heart of Life

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Near to the Wild Heart of Life is the third studio album by the Canadian rock duo, which features a more polished version of the garage punk style that made them gain a well-deserved public success in their 10 years career.

Nothington: In The End

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In the End is the new studio release by San Francisco alternative-punk rockers. The album interrupts a period of silence of almost five years since their last studio release and it arrives when the band is celebrating ten years of activity.

Rejected: Suicide Hotline

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Suicide Hotline is the new album from the Finnish punkers. The  band is active since the end of 90’s and their music combines catchy choruses with typical bitterness and irreverence of street punk.

True Sound of Liberty: The Trigger  Complex

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The Trigger Complex is the eleventh album released by T.S.O.L., the hardcore punk veterans from California which are active since 1978. The album is their first release since 2009.

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