Many albums came out in recent years, and numbers topped the charts in the present times. However, some punk bands have stayed classics of all time! This means that the fans can’t get over the albums or the hit songs. Besides, there are bands that perhaps you’ve never really heard of.
But they release a couple of two songs that make it to the ‘best of’ lists. Contrasted to that are similar songs that never made it to people’s hearts, simply because of lack of publicity and buzz. But the below-mentioned songs are some of the most underrated ones, yet the biggest punk rock tracks and albums to date.
ALL – Mass Nerder
No doubt this created a stir in the ‘punk-rock sphere.’ And that’s because of not just the album, but the great band that it is famous for. ALL is a popular name in the music scenario. And their musical masterpiece Mass Nerder made news almost everywhere, soon after its release. A true gem, if we might say, the song ensures listeners get the catchy, poppy feel of it at every step. For those who haven’t heard it yet, it makes sense to enjoy ‘Perfection’!
Against Me! – As the Eternal Cowboy
A lesser ‘fat’ sounding band who joined the roster for this label, Against Me! is an unusual take of a folk song. Thanks to Fat Wreck Chords, who showcased how they’re way ahead of most of their contemporaries.
As the Eternal Cowboy is the second LP that saw a release in 2003, owing to ‘some fanfare.’ Not to miss out, the debut album called Reinventing Axl Rose was better embraced and accepted. But we can’t deny this band’s prowess for the 11 tracks present on this record resonates with several fans worldwide.
Anti-Flag – American Fall
Often Anti-Flag LPs are not very popular. This is one punk rock creation from their end that failed to strike the right chords, even when it deserved all the accolades from the very time of its release.
All the 11 tracks are singles, and the production is also top-notch. That speaks volumes about how much the band worked on the melody bit. So what if it didn’t meet the criteria of a ‘true American Attraction,’ but we don’t care!.
Bayside – Killing Time
Talk to Bayside fans, and they would say it’s no less than a ‘cult.’ Reality said, this one, didn’t get even a third of the immense love and praises showered on the band’s first three full-lengths (yes, it’s ‘sick, sick, sick’!).
Killing Time deserves more, and there’s much to this four-piece than mere ‘Devotion and Desire.‘ After all, coming from the producer Gil Norton who brought classic records for the famous Pixies, Counting Crows, and Foo Fighters, it’s worth listening to this.
Dance Hall Crashers – Lockjaw
Thanks to two top-rated vocalists’ amalgamation, a perfect balance of ska guitar upstrokes that define punk rock perfectly to its rhythms. This is one of the biggest bands that the world saw during the 1990s.
Despite Dance Hall Crashers delivering a perfect number, the question remains, why wasn’t it a ‘multi-platinum mega-success?’ Guess some answers are never there. But at least, we have reasons to owe to this band and, of course, umpteen streams.
H2O – Thicker Than Water
That’s a self-titled album! The world almost came to a standstill after H2O ensured they mix punk and hardcore brilliantly. Epitaph Records, one of the biggest names in the label world, had snagged the band just when it got released.
Surprisingly, H2O’s follow-up of Thicker Than Water called F.T.T.W. or its predecessor were bigger hits. It’s not always how we evaluate things, and they turn that way! But good that kids found a gateway in the form of this amazing band.
Underrated is truly the best word here. Often it might break your heart knowing how these songs never scored great points or became popular chartbusters, but they never lost out on their flavors either. This is no exhaustive list, and more punk rock numbers came out their due. Maybe you can check out more on the online radio channels where they play the finest yet most underrated songs repeatedly. And while you are at it, do not forget to share this list with a fellow music lover!