The SEX PISTOLS' NEVER MIND THE B******S HERE'S THE SEX PISTOLS has topped a new list of the best punk albums ever.

The group's revered 1977 album, which featured punk classics ANARCHY IN THE UK and GOD SAVE THE QUEEN, beat eponymous albums by The Clash and THE Ramones to claim the top spot in Revolver magazine's top 50 list.

Other groups named in the American rock magazine's poll include Rancid, Social Distortion, NoFX, IGGY + The Stooges, Buzzcocks, Bad Brains and CRASS.

The top 10 in full is as follows:

1. NEVER MIND THE B******S HERE'S THE SEX PISTOLS - SEX PISTOLS

2. THE CLASH - THE CLASH

3. THE RAMONES - THE RAMONES

4. DAMAGED - BLACK FLAG

5. MINOR THREAT - MINOR THREAT

6. NO CONTROL - BAD RELIGION

7. FRESH FRUIT FOR ROTTING VEGETABLES - DEAD KENNEDYS

8. ...AND OUT COME THE WOLVES - RANCID

9. WIG OUT AT DENKO'S - DAG NASTY

10. RAW POWER - IGGY + THE STOOGES

02/09/2003 09:21