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It's A Folk Punk Kinda Day.

Folk Punk can arguably be some of the most raw, emotional, powerful music, in many cases because of its pure simplicity. List is my top 15 Folk Punk releases.
1Against Me!
Crime, As Forgiven By

As far as Folk Punk goes, Against Me! is without a doubt the most well known. Even though the music they make now days is FAR from their roots in the anarcho-punk scene, their early music is filled with politically fueled angst, and raw emotion. In "Crime," Tom Gabel put together outstanding songwriting with his angry, powerful, sometimes incoherent vocals to produce the best release Folk Punk has ever seen.
2Defiance, Ohio
Share What Ya Got

Some of the most unorthodox music, blending punk with almost a bluegrass folk sound, it creates a kind of feel good music, while still keeping with the anti-establishment, "take a look at all the shit going down around you and do something" feeling that is punk music.
3Wingnut Dishwashers U nion
Burn the Earth, Leave it Behind

Pat the Bunny. The man behind "Wingnut Dishwashers," "Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains," and most recently "Ramshackle Glory." I can't say enough about this man. Anarchist, (former) drug addict, dishwasher, poet. His music needs to be heard to understand the pure emotion that he can show.
4Against Me!
Against Me!

See #1
5 Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains
Caught in the Act of Not Being Awesome

See #3
6Andrew Jackson Jihad
People Who Can Eat People are the Luckiest People

Andrew Jackson Jihad. They're like a modern day Jesus, if nearly everything Jesus said was a sarcastic, sharp, cunning comment on how fucked up people, society, and you yourself are.
7Frank Turner
Love, Ire & Song

A huge contrast from most of this list, "Love, Ire, & Song" relays the message of an aging punk rocker, looking back at the angst with feelings of regret and nostalgia. Maybe not exactly Folk Punk per say, but it is Folk, and it is Punk, so it makes my list.
8Defiance, Ohio
The Great Depression

See #2
9Against Me!
Reinventing Axl Rose

See #1
10Mischief Brew
Smash the Windows

Combe aspects of modern day Folk Punk with an old timey, Gypsy, Medieval feeling and you have Mischief Brew. Listening to Erik Petersen sing as if he were living a few hundred years ago, while at the same time using it to relay a modern day message is quite an experience. Plus, the Eastern European influenced music is catchy as fuck.
11Mischief Brew
Songs From Under the Sink
12Frank Turner
England Keep My Bones

See #7
13This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
Front Seat Solidarity

One of the pioneers of Folk Punk, this album is definitely worth a listen through or two. Pretty similar to Defiance, Ohio, it's a catchy, folk record with true punk roots.
14Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains
Love Songs For The Apocalypse

See #3
15Andrew Jackson Jihad
Knife Man

See #6
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