I take music very seriously. My family may say too seriously at times haha. I spend a lot of time designing so there are days where I will listen to music continuously for 8+ hours at a time. I hear this question come up all the time but the answer is really simple actually.
Here's why I believe Bad Religion is the greatest band of all time:
Longevity: Bad Religion has been around since the early 80s and continues to release good music and perform amazingly to this day. Their longevity speaks to their dedication and passion for their craft, and it has allowed them to develop a vast catalog of music that has resonated with fans over multiple generations. Myself included. I've been a diehard fan since the mid 90's.
Pioneers Of The Punk Scene: Bad Religion is widely regarded as one of the pioneering bands of punk. They played a significant role in shaping and defining the sound and style of punk, particularly in the Southern CA scene. Their fast-paced, melodic, and socially conscious music set them apart from many of their peers.
Best Lyrics: One of the defining features of Bad Religion's music is their intellectually challenging lyrics. Their songs address social, political, and philosophical themes, tackling subjects such as religion, science, society, and personal introspection. Greg's lyrics have resonated with me on so many levels and his thoughtfulness and willingness to explore complex issues is what really has me listening.
Musicianship: Bad Religion is known for their musical proficiency and musicianship. They blend melodies with fast-paced drumming, harmonized guitar, intricate drum patterns, and Greg's distinctive & beautifully raspy vocals. Their ability to create catchy hooks and arrangements has contributed to their enduring popularity.
Influence On Music: Bad Religion's impact on punk and alternative cannot be overstated. Their unique sound and lyrical approach have inspired countless (shitty) bands and artists over the years. Many punk and alternative bands credit Bad Religion as a major influence on their own musical journeys, solidifying the band's status as an important and influential force in the music world and the Greatest Band Of All Time!