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The Verge Playlist: Punk Rock Hack Week

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Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have gathered in New York to help build all sorts of interesting new things. Learn more.

Verge Hack Week starts tomorrow, and we're letting everyone in the company go crazy building and experimenting with new tools on the site. It's going to be fast and messy and a little bit insane — so basically, punk rock. I can get down with that: the internet has always been about restlessness and attitude and DIY spirit, values that are rooted firmly in the punk rock I grew up listening to.

I grew up with all of these bands on repeat — especially The Clash, so I'll start and end with them.

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  1. The Clash - I Fought the Law (Live)
  2. Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the U.K.
  3. Iggy and the Stooges - Search and Destroy
  4. Black Flag - Six Pack
  5. Misfits - Last Caress
  6. Ramones - Rockaway Beach
  7. The Jam - In the City
  8. Descendents - Suburban Home
  9. Operation Ivy - Sound System
  10. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
  11. Uncle Tupelo - Gun
  12. The Afghan Whigs - My Enemy
  13. The Clash - Safe European Home