Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Rock Revival's Top Post-Punk Revival Playlist: 25 of the Best


In the late 70's and early 80's, after punk, came Psychedelic Furs, Gang of Four, Joy Division, XTC, Echo and The Bunnymen, The Raincoats and many more bands that retained the punk ethos while adding complexity and an art school mentality known as Post-Punk.

The last ten years has seen a revival of this form, dominating indie rock, all spiky guitars and attitude, often from the North of England (Tokyo Police Club are a UK exception from Canada).

Here is Rock Revival's Top 25 Tracks

1 Kill the Director- The Wombats
2 Fake Tales of San Francisco- The Arctic MOnkeys
3 Good Weekend- Art Brut
4 Citizens of Tomorrow- Tokyo Police Club
5 Decent Days and Decent Nights- The Futureheads
6 Is This It- The Strokes
7 Cassius- The Foals
8 Apply Some Pressure- Maximo Park
9 Brainiac- Bonsai Superstar
10 The Rakes- Capture
11 Love and Pain- Clor
12 Man's Needs- The Cribs
13 Skinny Girls- The Fratellis
14 Indie Rock and Roll-The Killers
15 Do You Want To- Franz Ferdinand
16 Girls on TV- Be Your Own Pet
17 The Maccabees- Colour It In
18 The Faint- Danse Macabre
19 Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt-We Are Scientists
20 Interpol- Turn on the Bright Lights
21 Life Without Buildings- Any Other City
22 New Young Pony Club- Fantastic Playroom
23 Editors- An End Has a Start
24 Dogs Die in Hot Cars- Please Describe Yourself
25 A-Punk- Vampire Weekend

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