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This wiki was made possible by Sindelay's YouTube video, "Where to Start? Punk Rock". If you can watch the video as it delves much deeper into the genre and shows more album recommendations. Many thanks to Sindelay for his hard work.

is a musical genre that was so immense, important and influential that it gave rise to its own world known as simply Punk.

To understand we have to know the context in which the genre was generated and born. During the 70s, genres such as and were the musical hegemony of the time; one of the most important aspects of these genres was that they required a certain sophistication, musical knowledge and technicality, which made them difficult to interpret for people who did not have access to this technicality and sophistication, and there were also people who were not interested in making such complex and sophisticated music, added to the thought that several people both from music critics and common people had which was that the more technical and difficult the song, the better it is.

Once we understand the context in which is generated, we have to go into the musical background of the genre:

  • : during the 60s was, if we wanted to sum it up very simply, Punk before Punk. It was a genre that encompassed tremendously wild and violent artists with a very big edge when it came to guitar playing.
  • : was one of the few Rock genres of the 70s that decided to go against sophistication and technicality; it was to make without the compositional addition; the idea was to obtain the direct and melodic character of but to make it more aggressive, direct and without the instrumental segments and musical ambition of .

As we have already covered the context and background, it is time to get into itself.

By '77 onwards we start talking about . It is mainly developed in England and America.

The essence of is to take the most energetic and wild Rock sounds and make a more radical version of them; it is characterized by musical simplicity, with short, direct songs, not very complex in the compositional and technical aspects, chords almost always with 5th and 8th chords and songs built around them, lack of lead guitars and instrumental sections; rhythmically fast, simple and direct; vocally melodic and "poppy", coupled with an aggression and rejection of "singing well"; lyrically it is diverse, with political, humorous and -like bands of the time.

Recommended albums to understand 70s :

Due to the fact that started as such in 77, in the 80s there is only an extension of the initial decade; because of this, much of the "explosiveness" of the 70s remains.

Something that characterizes the decade of the 80s is that is no longer the wildest musical style, since during this decade begins to emerge; then this new generation of is generated, trying to match the aggression of , along with other groups that try to explore more within , especially in the rhythmic and in the influences of other genres.

Recommended albums to understand the of the 80s:

Upon reaching the 90s, is in a world of Punk much more diverse and broad, having very influential genres such as , , , among others, which sought to explore more melody.

This generation is very important because it generated many classics for its high diversity, being the decade of the 90's one of the most diverse in Punk. This search to make heavier, edgier and more aggressive is maintained, as in all the decades of the genre.

This decade proves that is one of the most creative genres in the Punk world due to its versatility.

Recommended albums to understand the of the 90s:

In the 2000s, as always, there is a rise in aggression, but it is also a decade with a lot of diversity where there were extremely aggressive projects and others that mixed with genres farther away from Punk.

What makes this decade stand out is that there is a much more notable female representation than in previous decades. It can also be said that this decade is the most lyrically elaborated of .

Recommended albums to understand the of the 00s:

The 2010s are notable for trying to do something more difficult, artistically innovative and revolutionary. As is the norm, in this decade there is a noticeable rise in aggressiveness, intensity and also precision. This decade is similar to the previous one due to the high diversity of sounds and bands. It is in this decade when the most violent and aggressive takes place, with influences of and even . What most characterizes this era is that it is one of the most vocally diverse, with a greater female representation, as in the previous decade. There is also a lot of variety in the overall aesthetics and production.

Recommended albums to understand the of the 10s:

Now a list of certain albums that did not appear on the wiki and the reasons.

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