The list author says: "Post punk was a popular alternative musical style that started at the tail end of the punk movement in the late 70's and reached its peak in the early through mid 80's. It was rooted in the punk movement, and in fact many post punk artists started out as punk rockers.
Post punk usually kept the edginess of punk, but introduced studio experimentation, synthesizers, heavy base, drum machines, horns and other instruments. It often combined elements of funk, krautrock, reggae and disco style dance beats.
Post punk branched into goth rock, techno and industrial music and was the precursor to the 90's alternative scene."
"Because they were smack in the middle of the vanguard of the punk movement, they are usually considered a punk band, but their intricate guitar solos, long songs and heady lyrics made them the antithesis of punk. I guess we can call them the first post punk band or pre-post-punk. I think this may be one of the greatest albums ever made."
"Because like Television they were there in the early days of CBGB they are often lumped with the punks, but the Head's music was too intricate and not angry enough to be real punk. Many Heads fans will disagree with this choice, but I think its their best album."
"Bill Nelson's post Be Bop Deluxe band, Red Noise, was quite a departure from the guitar heavy prog/art rock of Be Bop. Nelson's guitar playing is always outstanding, but it's much more concise and compact than with Be Bop. The outstanding drum work of Dave Mattacks really makes this album shine. Too bad it was one record and out for Red Noise."
"After Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis bumped himself off, the remaining band members changed their name to New Order. As New Order they found far more commercial success than they probably would have has Joy Division continued. This is my favorite release of theirs."