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Ramones

Ramones

1976

Ramones

Album Summary

Ramones is the debut studio album by American punk rock band The Ramones, released on April 23, 1976, by Sire Records. After Hit Parader editor Lisa Robinson saw the band at a gig in New York City, she wrote about them in an article and contacted Danny Fields, insisting that he be their manager. Fields agreed and convinced Craig Leon to produce Ramones, and the band recorded a demo for prospective record labels. Leon persuaded Sire president Seymour Stein to listen to the band perform, and he later offered the band a recording contract. The Ramones began recording in January 1976, needing only seven days and $6,400 to record the album. The album cover, photographed by Punk magazine's Roberta Bayley, features the four members leaning against a brick wall in New York City. The record company paid only $125 for the front photo, which has since become one of the most imitated album covers of all time. The back cover depicts an eagle belt buckle along with the album's liner notes. After its release, Ramones was promoted with two singles, which failed to chart. The Ramones also began touring to help sell records; these tour dates were mostly based in the United States, though two were booked in Britain. Violence, drug use, relationship issues, humor, and Nazism were prominent in the album's lyrics. The album opens with "Blitzkrieg Bop", which is among the band's most recognized songs. Most of the album's tracks are uptempo, with many songs measuring at well over 160 beats per minute. The songs are also rather short; at two-and-a-half minutes, "I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement" is the album's longest track. Ramones contains a cover of the Chris Montez song "Let's Dance". Ramones was unsuccessful commercially, peaking at number 111 on the US Billboard 200, though it received glowing reviews from critics. Many later deemed it a highly influential record, and it has since received many accolades, such as the top spot on Spin magazine's list of the "50 Most Essential Punk Records". Ramones is considered an influential punk album in the US and UK, and had a significant impact on other genres of rock music, such as grunge and heavy metal. The album was ranked at number 33 in Rolling Stone's 2003 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, maintaining the ranking in a 2012 revision and dropping to number 47 in the 2020 reboot of the list. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2014.

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3.61

Votes

4428

Genres

  • Punk
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Repetive repetive repetive

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This album flies by. Most songs are less then 2 minutes long, nothing overs stays it's welcomes. It just punches you in the ears for 30 minutes and then stops. Perfection Blitzkrieg Bop is one of the greatest songs ever.

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"Ay, oh, let's go!" A great way to start this 1001 album journey. I like the Ramones; their music has a charming simplicity that I'm sure encouraged countless people to pick up their instruments and play. Everything sounds very DIY--basic drum patterns, power chords, nothing fancy. That's the purest nature of punk rock. As an album, this didn't exactly hold my attention, as it starts to blend together very quickly, but its value is very apparent to me. For a debut album, this does a perfect job establishing a signature sound. Favorite tracks: Blitzkrieg Bop, Beat on the Brat, Let's Dance Album art: Pretty badass band photo. The cover looks surprisingly modern. I could see a band doing an album cover like this in the last decade. Also I have to point out that the Ramone on the far right looks exactly like Coconuthead from Ned's Declassified.

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The greatest punk album by the greatest punk band. Ever. Full stop. Each track overflows with the sheer, joyful, nihilistic abandon that makes punk so great. Haters gonna hate ... but they're wrong. This is peak punk perfection. Full stop.

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I mean, it's all the same song. It honestly is. It's fine enough but you'd be hard-pressed to find a lot of differences.

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hey ho! Let's go! hey ho! Let's go!

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Just one of the best rock records ever. That's all.

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5

Gabba gabba hey! The perfect Friday record. Poppy, upbeat, positive and catchy as hell. Try not having a giant smile on your face while listening.

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It’s hard to not like this band. Great melodies. Easily one of the most influential bands of all time. Idk how much I’d ever listen to them, but they’re undeniable.

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One of the most classic songs starts out this album that is more than twice as long as David Bowie’s album the same year. By length I do mean tracks because time wise it is ten minutes shorter. I think back to when Freddie Mercury told the executives when pitching Bohemian Rhapsody: “I pity your wife if you think six minutes is long”. Maybe David Bowie taught Freddie, I’m not sure. But the Ramones certainly are of the philosophy “get in and get out”. As much as I am a fan of shorter songs, can a song that is ninety seconds long be considered a song? It is pretty wild to see how far punk rock has come from the Ramones. Loved the cool use of a chainsaw on the song Chain Saw but then the beat goes right back to their last four songs. At least each song ends before I even have a chance to skip it due to their length. Again, these are great songs to have on in the background of a party or a punk rock type gathering but I wouldn’t listen to it otherwise. Now they want to sniff some glue. I did do a quick play through of three or more songs and they all started with the exact same drums and guitar riffs. I could sing Blitzkrieg Bop during each of these songs and my tempo wouldn’t be off at all. Ok I even tried another two songs and it was the same. I’m laughing as I write this because Listen to My Heart starts out different but quickly goes right back to the beat. They became famous from this so who am I to tell them what success looks like.

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That was 14 of exactly the same song for me. If there wasn’t a gap between each song I would have that the album was 1 x 29min 16sec song. 1/5

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An absolute classic, been jamming to Blitzkrieg Bop since Pro Skater 2

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Fuck yeah the Ramones

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Never really listened to the Ramones before but after listening to this album, I may have to start. I'm a huge fan of punk type music (Blink-182, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, *honorary mention* Lil Peep) but I've also not been a huge fan of Rock music. I know that some of the bands I've listed are also considered to be Punk Rock bands, but I see them more as Punk than Rock. But with this album, you can really call it Punk Rock, and I like it, a lot. As soon as I finished listening to it, I listened to it one more time, and then another. It's a perfect blend of Punk and Rock and you can really feel it. Real rocky instrumentals with that great mix of Punky vocals and lyrics. It makes you wanna smoke a cigarette in class and flip the bird at your bloody teacher. Blitzkrieg Bop is a classic (Shout out Jimmy Neutron) and I really like I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend, Havana Affair, and Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue. It's a very fun album to listen to and it's almost like they're just rumbling when they sing sometimes and at this point, I'm rambling but it's because I'm trying to finish this review up so I can go listen to it again and throw rocks at birds while wearing all black. Oops, almost forgot to tear some holes in my jeans, I guess I'll be going now. ……… Are you still here? BUZZ OFF ASSHOLE *Double middle fingers*!

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Just wow. That energy.

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Stone cold classic. Messy, scrappy and as punk as you like. Fun from start to finish

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I wasn't excited to see this one come up, but as soon as I listened it was immediately a favorite. Energetic and naughty, humorous and provocative, it fired me up good. I love "I Don't Wanna go Down to the Basement." I love Joey Ramone's articulations.

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Absolutnie widzę się 40 lat temu słuchając tego albumu kilka razy dziennie, odkładającego na ramoneskę wszystkie zarobione pieniądze. Utwory co prawda za krótkie, żeby cokolwiek się w nich rozwinęło - jest mocna, szybka perkusja, są elektryki, głośne wokale i całość razem daje zaskakująco pozytywne brzmienie. I to chyba przepis na dobrą płytę, bo dziś też słucham jej już piąty raz, za każdym razem czerpiąc z tego przyjemność. Nie ma co tu kombinować, zasługują na wysoką notę jak mało kto w tym zestawieniu.

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I mean, to me, this is another prime example of how punk shines best. It is tight and catchy, but still has rough edges and a lack of polish that really digs in to you.

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pnuk

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Pretty much just the intro track was enjoyable.

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Hate Punk

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Such a classic.

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It's Ramones!

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One of the best punk albums of all time

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Brilliant sound.

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I love this album. It's short and fast and fun. The Ramones are great.

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Mildly important record

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FINALMENTE ESTOU SENDO CONTEMPLADA POR ESSE ALGORITMO

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Of course a classic

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Now we’re talkin. Love the Ramones. Bring it on baby! I mean Blitzkrieg Bop is legendary.

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Love a good teenage angst album

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Los padres del punk rock.

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Un clàssic imprescindible. Imcompresos al seu temps, els Ramones van fer un àlbum per a la història. Ple de temes efectius, directes, sincers i colpidors.

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"Second verse, same as the first" (Judy is a punk) "Well let's dance, well let's dance We'll do the twist, the stomp, the mashed potato too, Any old dance that you wanna do But let's dance, well let's dance" (Let's dance) ¿Le voy a clavar mis primeras cinco estrellas a un disco que tiene sólo dos melodías para las canciones? Ya te digo yo que sí.

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Dit album gaat vooruit als een trein en neemt je direct mee vanaf de eerste halte tot aan het eindstation!

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Pure, unbridled PUNK ROCK This is the most important album in punk easy (not the best mind you, that honour would probably go to the band's third effort Rocket To Russia or London Calling).

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Klassiker

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Hey Ho... Lets Go! Die Urväter des US-Punkrocks mit ihrem Debutalbum! Nur Hits drauf! Großer Klassiker!

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One of the Ramones’ true masterpieces

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I love 70s-80s punk and I know that the Ramones paved a lot of the way for it, but all the songs on this album, albeit good, are so samey the whole way through. They are much better to listen to as singles.

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Obvio este ya lo habia escuchado entero. Discazo. Aguante los Ramones. Beat on the brat, Judy is a punk y Havana Affair lo que mas me gustan.

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5

I fucking love this album. It took me a while to get into the Ramones, but every song on this album is fun. It must have been so awesome to live in New York in the late 70s, apart from the insane levels of senseless violence 5/5

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Hey Ho Let's Go!

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Quick album to get through. Classic punk rock, what's not to love about the album? Bunch of known songs on it too. 8/10.

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There are albums that suck. This is the polar opposite of that.

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Mir egal was die anderen sagen

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Definition of punk rock!

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I’m very familiar with The Ramones greatest hits, having started listening to them in college. So I figured I’d like this album if only for the hits I already love. There are many songs on this album that were new to me that I’m very glad to have heard: Judy Is A Punk, Chain Saw, I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement, Havana Affair, 53rd and 3rd Let’s Dance is an enjoyable cover version of the old 50s song. My favorite new song though is “Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World.” A surprising and concise look at a Nazi soldier that evokes so much more than you might expect. Listened to this twice today. It’s been fun revisiting the Ramones and exploring their music beyond the bigger hits.

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5

My 25th birthday music!!! From Spider-Man was awesome!!

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Great listen with a more mellow tone than I would have thought

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Liked it - have done for a while

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Wow - I have always loved The Ramones, but listening to the entire album makes is apparent how commandeered their music is now by commercials and consumerism. Bittersweet success and a dead revolution.

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Class(ic) album, loved it then and love it now but why did anyone remix perfection. Trying to listen to the original is like trying to find hen's teeth and the remix doesn't add anything to the songs.

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Punk af

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Short, loud, fast, iconic and great.

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Ramones are Ramones.

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A classic

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There was a time when I almost exclusively listened to albums with 12 or more tracks clocking in at around 30 minutes run time or those with maybe 7 that ran for an hour or more; 'Ramones' was firmly in the rotation. Always preferred 'Road to Ruin' but this still has an incredible energy from the iconic intro track all the way to the end. Top tier punk rock

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Fabulous example of punk, really enjoyed, just the right legnth

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One trick ponies sure, but what a trick it is.

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Good enough that a 15 year old girl can wear one of their t shirts without knowing who they are I suppose. Rock n Roll High-school.

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Heeey ho! Let's go!

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What's not to love? Scorching guitars, short songs, fast tempos, good album length, creation of a mf'n genre - it's perfect!

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Classic punk, essential listening.

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Personally I prefer Rocket to Russia. But there's a certain timelessness to this debut. Most of the songs are GREAT! Blitzkrieg Bop, I Wanna be Your Boyfriend, Chain Saw, Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue, I Don't Wanna G to The Basement, there's just no let up. The Ramones were the cause of a musical revolution...and the revolution starts here 5 stars

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a classic. love it

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Personally I prefer Rocket to Russia. But there's a certain timelessness to this debut. Most of the songs are GREAT! Blitzkrieg Bop, I Wanna be Your Boyfriend, Chain Saw, Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue, I Don't Wanna G to The Basement, there's just no let up. The Ramones were the cause of a musical revolution...and the revolution starts here 5 🌟

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Perfect

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There's something wrong about listening to this album on your phone, or your computer. You need to hear it on a record, or a dubbed tape on a crappy tape player. The Ramones should not be remastered for quality sound. My first encounter with the Ramones was when I was 15 or 16. My sister had two songs of theirs on a mixtape: "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue." The second song made me pause because I wasn't sure if this band was a serious band or not. Even if they weren't, I still liked them. My kid came in and said "Is that the Ramones?" "Yeah," I said. "Every song of theirs sounds the same," he protested. "Not really," I countered. "Once you listen to the album, you start to notice the differences between the songs. Yeah, the songs are all at about 160 beats per minute. But you can still tell." Every song on this album has been covered by someone. I think that tells you something about the album in and of itself. I like this album a lot, but I can see how non-punk fans (like my kid) could be standoffish to it. It is pure energy (Almost every song you can hear the "1-2-3-4!" in the beginning.) and not much else. I understand how progfans can be towards punk (lack of talent and intricacy), but you cannot deny what the Ramones did and how this album really started it all. It is a great album. I did start to listen to the 40th anniversary edition, and it does get a bit repetitive. So steer clear of that one. The Blitzkrieg Bop single version has some weird reverb on it. Never heard it like that before.

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Lo-Fi Hi-Energy punk rock. Makes me want to be a wild eyed teen sweating my tits off at underground gigs again.

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Rating: 10/10

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Iconic punk pop qlbum

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One of the best albums of all time

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Solid 5 star, could and did listen to it all day. Epitome of punk/rock/new wave/whatever.

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Awesome

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Wonderful, just wonderful. I love the Ramones, such a sound and such nostalgia for me. The sound of the Ramones just throws me back to listening to them when I was 13/14. They epitomise so much of the music I love, so much of it can be traced to the Ramones.

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5

Love this album! Many have copied it but I think it was something really new and fresh about this debut. Such a simple sound. I love his voice, I love the length of the album. I love how the album starts with the classic "Ay oh let's go!" You can't beat that, absolute classic deserves to be on this list!

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5

Great album. Catchy and fun as fuck, I could (and do) listen to this over and over and never get bored. In fact, I like this sound so much that many of the bands I listen to just straight-up copy it. There's a reason why this album was so influential on punk in general and why an entire subgenre of pop punk formed around it. This is what an album should be like--upbeat, energetic, catchy, under 30 minutes with over 13 songs. The first three Ramones albums are all classics that deserve to be on this list and this one might even be my favorite out of them.

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Have always loved them

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Perfect bopping with no fat and perfect tunes. What a blitzkrieg of an album - end to end.

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I loved this album. I never got around to listening to them. I’m sure glad I did

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Beat on da brat

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El disc de punk rock definitiu. L'actitud, les cançons, les lletres, l'imatge, la portada...

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5

For someone who isn't a huge fan of punk, I gotta say that these guys know how to make a punk rock album. The songs don't overstay their welcome and things don't blend together like I was worried they would do. Just a great, high-energy time.

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Brilliant

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Actual rock! I loved it

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Oi! Oi! It's great! Oi! Oi! It's great!

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Still a sucker for punk 🤘

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Great Album.

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Punk clásico con canciones enérgicas, cortas y llenas de espíritu. Guitarrero y con melodía.

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5

Great stuff! Short and sweet.

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Enjoyed it. Heard a lot before from Wes Anderson and mixed tapes

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Хей Хой

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Great early punk. Laid the blueprint for more famous/successful acts. One of the better proto-punk albums to me. 4.5/5.

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8/10

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All killer, mostly no filler. Four men, one drum beat, three chords. I could go on but I really do enjoy this record. Ramones are the influence for a large part of my adolescent favorites. So I definitely owe Joey and the group. Favorite tracks: "Let's Dance", "Beat on the Brat", "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"

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4

Still a fun listen. Crazy how this was outlandish punk music when released

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Loved the energy

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Classic punk rock with three chords. "Now I want to sniff some glue" and "blitzkrieg bob" will never get old.

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Classic

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It's the Ramones...

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It's the Ramones. The first four songs are some of the most iconic punk songs ever made. Second-half of the album sorta flops about tho. Bonzo goes to Bitburg is their best song I need to put that in writing somewhere

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a bit old no?

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Short and to the point

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Fuck yeahhhhhh !!! Starting Monday and listening to Blitzkrieg Bop ! I mean Hey Hoe ! Put a guy with bangs and a leather jacket in my bed right now.

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Classic

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Nice short tracks

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Incredible

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Simple yet effective. They are the most basic and stripped down version of "punk". They say what they need to say and then they're done. It's a good album of head-bopping, not needing to focus so hard on the lyrics or you'll miss the point rock. Even the instrumentals are simplistic. Some chords a drum beat and you're set. This is not the music to elicit some thought provoking journey into the human mind. It is what it is and doesn't try to be anything else or pretend it's some more. A good listen to drown out the surrounding noise and just focus on something else. This is what makes it so good.

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I'm suprised that I've never heard this album before (besides blitzkrieg bop). I can hear just how influential this album has been, to the point where I had a hard time believing this was from the 1970's, this album has a sound that's clearly been pervasively influential in punk music. The songs are short, catchy and melodically rich. Depsite being loud and upbeat the lyrics are somewhat somber and sarcastic, perfect for a punk album. I originally went and listened to the 2016 remaster and it sounded really wrong to me, the vocals are loud and upfront, drowning out the instrumentation, feeling completely seperate from it. I next listened to the original mix of the album and found that issue wasn't there. I don't know what they were thinking with the remaster, but if you want to have a good experience, listen to the original mix. Overall, this album is a timeless joy to listen to. Favorite track: Havana Affair Least favorite track: I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You

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imagine how this would have felt live at the time! total mania.

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It's the Ramones, so obviously it's great. Classic.

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i really liked this. short and fun.

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Pretty funny to think of how explosive, controversial, and offensive this was when it came out. Just a coupla boys having fun, sniffing glue, etc. This who album is hit after hit after hit. I'm constantly impressed by bands doing in their debut albums what it takes many other bands decades to achieve.

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Punk masterpiece!

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Twisted sister mix

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4/5

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It’s a skill to make songs that all sound the same be compelling

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4

A classic album. Many songs have been featured in commercials, covered by a host of artists (I am partial to the rhcp cover of Havana affair) and been on guitar hero.

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classic

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4

Fun album. They're good at what they do. Great start to the weekend.

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Iconic. Simple. Perfect? First four songs are perfect. Everything after drains their energy a bit with repetition and less inventive harmonically. But still solid. Joey Ramone has has some great vocal styling. Led the way for other faves like Sex Pistols (boy band?), Misfits, etc. Also, many cameos in great film soundtracks. 4.

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One, two, three, four! stars. If you have a sensitive kindvibe soul like me, punk rock can be hit and miss. The Sex Pistols were a miss - too angry and seemed pointless. The Clash are amazing - creative and global. NOFX - I wish I loved them so I could share in the experience with Matt and Nick, but I think I missed my opportunity to bond with them after HS graduation. The Ramones have always connected. I think it's because they know their way around a tune. 60s pop songs in a punk costume. Driving catchy songs back to back to back to back in 30 minutes. Same BPM the whole time. I wanted to give this a 5 but don't want to seem like a poseur, because deep down I'm a softy, not a punk. A

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Iconic sound. Totally a vibe. Short simple songs.

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Atemporal

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Short and punchy, sets the scene for mainstream punk

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It's hard to imagine what Punk Rock would be without this album, probably the most important album in the entire genre

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not my style, but respect

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Obviously dope but surprised listening to the whole album how similar a lot of the songs sound.

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cheeky

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14 tracks coming in at under 30 minutes - this is what music is meant to be. Get in, blow them away, get out.

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Yes boys

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Great album

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nicee

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По началу мне это казалось альбомов который состоит из 11 одинаковых треков и 3 уникальных. Однако чем больше я слушал, тем чаще находил отличительные элементы в каждом из композиции. Даже если бы этот альбом состоял из 14 неотличимых песен, его звук стал прорывом и подарил вдохновение многим другим артистам заложив основу панк-рока.

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4

Though it can sound repetitive at times, it's a very impressive album that set a standard for the punk genre.

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4

It gets a little samey after a while (like most punk) but the songs are that great that it doesn't really matter.

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i actually really liked this album, i thought it was nice and short which is perfect. i liked the shortness of it because it wasn’t something that o had to drag out, but all the songs were really fun.

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easy 4. probably a 4.5 but I can't get it to a 5 with how monotonous the vocals are (blasphemy, I know).

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4.5 - love it musically. Strong, raw punk rock! The legacy and influence is unquestionable. Lyrically it is what it is by design, often simple and light. A handful of great songs but not consistent in quality despite being a short album and altogether the sound eventually gets redundant.

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It’s The Ramones. The perfectly packed punk punch of energy in an easily digestible and endlessly entertaining package. It’s not a masterpiece, but it’s pretty damn close.

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Cortito, divertido, pegajoso, bailable, brincoteable. Claro, no puedes basar una carrera completa en ese estilo y entiendo que quizá eso fue lo que los dejo solo como un muy buen recuerdo en la historia musical. Es obvio que es repetitivo y que las canciones se parecen y las voces no están pulidas a ningún nivel. Pero también hay que aceptar que tienen un beat y unos tonos que las hacen perfectas para moverse.

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Hoy en día quizá se escuchen simples, repetitivos, sin dientes y hasta una parodia de sí mismos; la realidad es que los Ramones son a mi parecer de las bandas más honestas e importantes que hay. Nunca intentaron hacer más de lo que ponían de frente, son música sencilla, con tintes de humor, rebelde y rápida para su época pero sin tomarse tan en serio. Aparte de eso vitales en el desarrollo e inicio de todo un género creo no es poca cosa. El disco pues... suena a los Ramones. Creo que es bastante importante en una lista como esta y también creo que obviamente no se necesita ningún otro disco de ellos, todos suenan casi exactamente igual. Pensándolo con calma (aunque históricamente el lugar lo debería tener el debut) quizá hubiera sido interesante que pusieran alguno de sus discos en vivo, aunque ninguno fue muy importante sí presentan un lado de la banda que se siente más correcto y menos controlado como en la versión de estudio de sus canciones. A fin de cuentas es un disco conciso, corto y a lo que viene lo logra con creces.

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Classic songs. Primitive production. Set the scene for the future.

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October 22, 2021 A fun listen!

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Zo begin je een album. Meteen herkenbaar. De rest is wel wat vaak hetzelfde maar het is en blijf toch iconisch.

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Classic album, classic sound, a couple of their best songs. Doesn't always work and the same tempo, 3 chords and singing gets repetitive by the end, but hard to find fault elsewhere. All bands should endeavour to reach this level of consistency, congruency and existential rigour.

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Ramones = Ramones

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Simple but good. Not sure why I like it, to be honest. Every song sounds exactly the same but I still found my head nodding and foot tapping at some point in just about every song. Got to give it to them even if I don't know what "it" is.

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Really good. The lyrics knock this down from a 5 star. Can get mumbly and hard to understand. Guitar and drums are amazing.

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Short, sharp and to the point. The beginning of the punk genre. Can get a bit samey, but as a genre starter you can't fault it.

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its ok

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I will start with an unnecessarily reductive comment about this album: it's the same song 14 times. 14 songs in under 30 minutes, using largely 3-4 power chords in a constant eigth note pace, two drum patterns (one for verse and one for chorus), and a few lines repeated over and over. Anyone who doesn't know their stuff would think this is boring and repetitive but, baby, you got a stew going. This is the birth of all my favorite genres. I'm familiar with many of the Ramones' hits and like them, but definitely had never heard this album. It was immediately clear to me that my Kia Forte's factory sound system was not the way it was meant to be experienced. The songs absolutely exuded energy that made me sad I never saw them at a club in the 70s, with the music blasting from amplifiers while a frenetic crowd bounces around and the band absolutely blasts through songs. What's simple on the album would have been groundbreaking in person. All-in-all, I was torn on whether I wanted to give it a 3 or a 4. There weren't really any standout songs, no real technical work, no inspiring lyrics. Just pure energy for 30 minutes. What really tipped it to a 4 for me was the fact that I constantly found myself bobbing my head and singing along (to songs I was hearing for the first time, thanks to the repetitive and simple lyrics). It wasn't mentally stimulating but it was still fun music that kept me pumped up for 30 minutes of my workday.

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Second Listen. Great, classic songs. Classics: Blitzkrieg Bop, Beat on the Brat. Others: I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend, 53rd and 3rd. Let's Dance, I Don't Wanna Walk Around. 4/5

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They made a whole album based on the theme from AP Bio and that song from Spiderman Homecoming

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Pretty great, actually

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Now THIS is an album you expect to be on this list. Hearing this puts you back in the mid-70s and makes you picture how different this must have sounded at the time. Blitzkrieg Bop is the ultimate album opener and immediately establishes the high energy, upbeat, and fast tone of the entire record (it's hard to beat). Beat on the Brat stood out to me the most on the first listen outside of BB, and I was shocked to discover a cover of Let's Dance towards the end of an album (a song I have loved for a long time and could always picture a rock version in my head); however, there was not a single dud on this whole album which makes the entire thing a standout. I can totally picture the Ramones in a small, dark club powering through this set in 30 minutes and how wild the crowd reaction would have been. I'm not sure if/how they progressed after this album, but did they really need to? There is no doubt that they have influenced many of my favorite bands and that it will be remembered for a long time. 4.5/5. NOTE: while my reaction is really positive towards this record, I cannot give it a perfect score as one could argue that all of the songs sound the same. The only album I've given a 5 so far (Dark Side of the Moon) has a wide variety of tracks while also maintaining its cohesion. That impresses me more in terms of an album, but I still really enjoyed the Ramones.

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As I quote 'Beat on the brat' on a regular basis in my day-to-day life, I'm bumping my rating of this album by 1 star on top of what I'd actually rate it. I've always found the Ramones incredibly samey with their classic - I, IV, V chord progression. Don't think there's a single song on this album that doesn't follow it. While it does get old, the upside is that all their songs are quite short, and so the variety is there... somewhat. But MAN what party music. I want to be in a moshpit right nowwwww!

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A punk icon. I could listen to the ramones for hours, very little wrong with this album for me. The definition of a 4/5 for me, would listen to again happily, but not every track is an absolute hit.

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it is what it is innit. so distinctively the ramones that at times that translates to it being particularly samey. nice remasters though.

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Enjoyed Let’s Dance and Blitzkreig Bop, didn’t think it flowed that well, most songs are quite similar to each other but I don’t think I’d skip any if they came up on shuffle.

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Greatest punk

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Knew a few of these, but some interesting other songs that I never heard before. Definitely a fan of early/proto punk in general.

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Practically plays like a greatest hits album. Love their relentless pace. Pure rock and roll fun. A winning formula. Produced really well with some nice subtle touches throughout. Joey was such a sweetheart.

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The vocals are a bit of a moaner’s sermon, but I did enjoy this. Especially the straightforward slapping drums. A must-hear for this genre

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Wild, brash punk rock. Good stuff

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Another album and artist I am glad I got to listen to more closely thanks to this list. Solid album. And it's clear why they are pioneers of punk. A little frenetic with their short songs but still enough time (and enough going on in each song) to appreciate their playing. They do often repeat the same formula, which is a shame, although it is a good formula. Love the sound they produce (and inspired), just wish there was a bit more variety to it.

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7/10. I liked how fast paced and quick the songs all were. Really fits together nicely.

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8/10 great

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Ramones are the embodiment of classic punk rock, and their debut album is no exception. Favorites: "Blitzkrieg Bop" (duh), "Beat on the Brat", "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue"

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Ik noem dit bijna een perfect album, zo lekker rauw

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Punk meets the Ronettes and Bay City Rollers. Gotta love it.

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45 years on, the general consensus seems to be that the Ramones were the OG punks in their surliness, image, attitude and adolescent frustration. While many others paved the way for them, something about that cover photo and the opening bars of "Blitzkrieg Bop" just seems to usher in a new movement. By virtue of arriving on the scene slightly before many of their contemporaries, it makes sense that The Ramones could be painted as the missing link between the noisier, edgier punk that followed them and the rock and roll that the movement was returning to (there's something very 50's about these songs in their simplicity and brevity). "Blitzkrieg Bop" is irresistible- wherever you are in the world, shout out the words "Ay! Oh!" and the likelihood is you'll get a "LET'S GO!", all thanks to the high-octane opening here. It moves into the giddily violent "Beat on the Brat" and then to the morbid yet celebratory "Judy is a Punk", and doesn't even stop to pause for breath over the next half hour. On first hearing this album some years ago, my main criticism was how homogenised the songs are: the same churning riffs and power chords re-used in 90 second bursts. In almost every track, the bass sticks to root notes, following the same rhythm as the guitar's distorted power chords. The tempo rarely deviates from around 175 BPM, lyrics are often made up of two repeated lines, and most songs have no more than three chords. It's an easy criticism and still feels valid, but after repeated listens, the individual personalities and nuances of each song begin to stand out slightly. There's a 6/4 instrumental riff in "Havana Affair", for god's sake! There's a chain saw sound effect, there are handclaps here and extra chords thrown in there. Elsewhere (even though the band may have balked at the thought of selling out) there's bona-fide pop: "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" is straight-up bubblegum, with a bit of jangle under all that distortion. "53rd and 3rd" has a chorus in harmony which belies its the homophobic lyrical content. Across the whole album, there are some very sweet wordless backing vocals deployed to add some much needed textural variation from the guitars and bass. The melodies here are all catchy, memorable, made to appear effortless. There's a huge amount of skill involved to create an album so cohesive and relentlessly upbeat. Lyrically, though, the waters are a little murky: we range from what appear to be simple love songs to glue-sniffing, chainsaws, homophobia and misogyny, to an absurd turn into Nazism in the last track that somehow doesn't completely tarnish the record. At times it feels a little too laboured for shock value, to sell and to gather rebellious followers. The bottom line is, execute it in a bouncy and catchy way and package it in a breathless set of songs and most people will be swept along for the ride, unsure if everything they heard is "right" but certain that it was fun. For all its simplicity and recklessness, "Ramones" remains a high watermark in teenage abandon, oozing attitude from every pore. As punk goes, it's one of the real essentials.

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Pretty good album but song are very similar to each other.

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One note throughout, but if there were ever an album to forgive for it, it would be this one.

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I enjoyed this. Haven't ever listened to a Ramones album in full

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drullufín

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didn't finish all the way thru but luved it

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not that bad. thought i would like this less.

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29 minutes of pure bliss. More sixties pop than punk.

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I like the Ramones well enough and they have some good tunes, but they really seem to only have one sound. About halfway through it all just started blending into one song. They're really good at what they do, this would be great in a dancehall or to see live, lots of energy and punchy power-chords that they just keep hitting in every song. It's fun, what more can you ask?

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One, two, three, four! stars. Any album in the world sucks when it's sounded like a same song repeating, except this one. Short and punchy, totally a vibe!

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Lots of fun. Good upbeat rock

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IMMACULATE VIBES. Definitely would be an annoying album to listen to if you were in a bad mood. Luckily, today I am in a good mood and this has made it even better.

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Ramones really are a four chord band, but what they lack in pure musicianship, they more than make up for in passion and exuberance. The music is stripped down to the bare bones rock and roll and while most of their songs sound like basically the same song, it's a good song.

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Wiadomo, że trzeba oceniać też trochę z perspektywy czasu. Brzmi sztampowo, bo oni kreowali te trendy. Piosenki brzmią podobnie do siebie, to prawda, ale album trwa 30 minut, więc się nie dłuży. Album nie jest przełomowy z perspektywy słuchacza 2022, ale za to jest przyjemny, wesoły, fajne gitarki, pewnie wrócę, Ramonesi spoczko zawsze, czwóreczka, acz nie taka mocna.

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Imagine naming your band after a jacket ಠ_ಠ Jokes aside - a pleasurable experience. Ramones's a staple of punk and a trademark of the 70s. An energetic, magnetic album which hardly aged a day (despite being nearly 50 years old). Highlight (cliche): Blitzkrieg Bop

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The strongest 4/5 so far - the vocals, the sounds, the short duration all combine to make this a truly great listening experience. Blitzkrieg Bop lives up to its name, a definite highlight

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Boppy, rocky, tuneful punky goodness.

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The genesis of short fast loud

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it the ramones

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Great melodies, driving beat, juvenile lyrics. What's not to love

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There are many songs I love by the Ramones. A few on this album. What I really like is that they are almost caricatures of a punk band while still being a legit punk band. Exhibit one, the fact the short guy in the band is standing on his tiptoes in the photo.

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I've always loved how catchy this album is.

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A classic, of course, but I never really del the need to hear it these days.

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Unfamiliar with this aside from Blitzkreig Bop. It's a lot of fun, messy and juvenile fun. Highlights: Blitzkreig Bop, I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend, Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue, Havana Affair.

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Chain saw was a bit jarring 🙃 Good to hear the rest of the album…

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Classic Ramones

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Classic good punk.

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Very enjoyable. Loved listening to 14 good songs in less than 30 minutes.

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A great one! No fooling around here. Just tight straight forward garage rock, with a freshing energy

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"Ah-one, two, three, four!" Four stars, then. If only for this. Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 867 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 74 Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 32 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): 28

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Primeiro álbum do Ramones, é legal mas para mim as músicas se parecem muito, passando a sensação que é a mesma sempre. Anyway, melhor música é a clássica Blitzkrieg bop e gostei tbm de I wanna be your boyfriend.

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While Sex Pistols demonstrated the true attitude of punk, The Ramones showed the genre can produce timeless radio classics. This album probably had a more profound influence on culture and music than some top classic rock albums.

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Very classic stuff. It's clear how the Scott Pilgrim movie's soundtrack was inspired by this.

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really enjoy this, might have lost some of it's overall impact over the years. Classic but not the all time classic it's referred as.

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Breakthrough and iconic album. All of the songs feel the same and that's perfect like it. Short and sweet. I can't say I'm a fan, but this record is engraved in music history forever.

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Hey oh, let's go!

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1, 2, 3, 4!

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So much better than I expected. Even if it's pretty one-tone all the way through

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I love the story of the Ramones, I love the idea of the Ramones and I love all the bands would never have existed without their inspiration. But their albums are patchy. On this, there are a handful of genuinely great songs, and then several more that are almost the same, but less memorable. Very much a band where a good compilation of the best songs is all you need to hear (I recommend the two disc Ramones Anthology)

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3, es bueno pero muy monótono

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Listened to before. It‘s definitely the Ramones, quite distinctively - however, a bit repetitive.

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Boppy, pretty good

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Enjoyable album with catchy songs however it tended to get very repetitive.

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A lot of fun and upbeat. Save for the most popular songs, the rest felt too similar and unoriginal, like rehashes with the same upbeat rhythm.

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Just New York being cool as fuck again. Young, dumb and full of... you know... ;). Simultaneously deliberate and ramshackle, which makes it intoxicating.

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This kind of thing always seems strangely tame for the controversy it stirred in it's time. The "slide 40th Anniversary Edition" with it's endless remixes, mono remixes, original stereo and mono album versions, live cuts and demos seems decidedly un-punk somehow. Still all part of the Hit Machine.

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It’s the Ramones, man

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Great rebellious sound but repetitive.

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Singles slap. Everything else is repetitions of the same.

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For an album that was barely a half-hour long, it was pretty good. I don't feel like I know the band any more than I did before listening, but I enjoyed it.

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Hey ho let’s go!! Beat-on-the-brat I like it, Sounds like a mix of punk and new ageyness. Now I want to Sniff some glue lol. I’ve always heard of the Ramones as masters of 3 chords and that their songs “all sound the same”. Not usually a fan of punk that’s just noise, but Ramones is like punk energy that’s catchy as fuck.

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Good early punk band with some good hits

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Punk. Movido. Se hace algo monótono.

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C’est un bon album mais je ne trouve pas le mood ou je pourrais ecoute ca. Je reconnais beaucoup de chanson 3.5

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Literally played this on rockband with Mar the night before. Last two songs have a good transistion.

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Cool album. I like it but it got a bit samey after a while. Not bad.

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Repetitive

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Obviously a revolutionary band and album but it sounds a bit samey

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Grand

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I think it was on repeat, still enjoyed it

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it's okay

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Original punk! Not too bad. It must have been mind blowing to hear this when it first came out, such a different sound than what was going on at the time.

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3.5

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Punk attitude, simplistic loud music!

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Ight

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Basically a 29minutes long song.

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Good stuff

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Songs are a bit samey

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Thought #1: I cannot get over these hair styles.

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24th June 2021 Listened in my headphones in the morning while working. It's like a short, sharp punch to the face of an album. Driven on by rhythmic bass and pounding drums, you get in, thrash about and get out. Great fun.

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Pretty good album

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All songs have the same groove

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yea it is what it is , heard lots like it so hard to imagine

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Repetive to the max. Still, had some bangers

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Pretty good. The recording quality is rough, even for punk. There are quality bangers on it though. A classic, to be sure. Highlights: 1, 2, 6, and 14.

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70's soft shouting rock/punk. Blitzkrieg bop. 6/10

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Not bad

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It's a punk rock band, and it does it well. Some of the songs sound exactly the same but with different muddled, unclear lyrics since their drums and guitar don't change rhythms/chords through each song, but overall, their sound is good even if it is repetitive. Favorite track: Blitzkrieg Bop

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It's a toe tapper, but I think if you removed the silent gaps in between the tracks, in some cases you wouldn't notice you were listening to a new song. Couple of exceptions in there but come on lads, mix it up a bit.

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The best of the bad bunch of punk. Not for me, but doesn’t hurt my ears.

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Classic punk. I love the aesthetic. It’s pretty iconic. Their sound is influential, but homogenous. Not super creative in the songwriting department.

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Hmmm. the one about the little girl is the creepiest song i've listened to for a whle...

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A nugget of the origins of US punk rock - what more to say? A bunch of classic tracks (Blitzkrieg Bop, Judy Is a Punk, I wanna Be Your Boyfriend, I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You) and even one invoking the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Makes me wanna grab my guitar and bop along!

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classic punk rock band with a good collection of songs on this album.

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я в целом не очень люблю панк. а американский ещё меньше. несмотря на всю увлекательность, что несёт собой панкуха как движение, на серьёзке слушать её невообразимо скучно. но, должен признать, Рамонес всё же не самая унылая банда из тех, что доводилось встречать. конечно, попыток в оригинальность, как у Базкокс, здесь не найти, но вообще сделано приятно и с живой задоринкой. Thus said, ничего интересного собой этот альбом всё равно не несёт. пожалуй, песни отсюда даже хуже всего остального материала, что я слышал у Рамоны. Поэтому впечатление — чистой воды Meh. Пролетает незаметно, ничего в сознании не задевает, все песни слишком короткие и примитивные, чтобы как-то с них угареть. 5/10, не больше.

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Gets a bit samey after a while. I prefer the Ramones as a greatest hits band.

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14 songs - 29 minutes. :D I tend to lean towards big/anthemic/complex rock and pop music so the idea of a slab of short punk songs with a few power chords wouldn't necessarily be in my A-list collection. But this is what it is and it's fun which is the point. No tracks longer than 2:39 which was absolutely the right call - no need for solos or belaboring the (minimal?) points - this is a quick half-hour of smiling and banging your head with good simple melodies and just when you're about to be sick of it...it's done. Even for someone (me) whose first choices would be music with advanced musicianship, lengthy passages and new reveals upon each listen, this actually does have an important place. Don't think - just rock. 7/10 3 stars

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Fun yet repetitive. At times felt like one continuous song. Made me want to play a Tony hawk playstation game.

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Sin ser un gran fan del punk, conocer este disco es básico. No es el más estruendoso, ni siquiera el más irreverente, pero es potente y sencillo y ahí radica su genialidad. Mi punto en contra lo repetitivo, la fórmula y no porque las fórmulas estén mal, sólo que su fórmula no me encanta. Songs: Blitzkrieg Bop, Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World Songs:

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Good classic punk. Not listened to this previously but recognized quite a few tunes.

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3/5 barely didn't make the cut

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Fun album! But none of the tracks really stood out as a different style.

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Songs are short, fast, and fun but kind of all the same. I can appreciate the album's importance for its time and its influence on other bands. And who doesn't love chanting "hey ho let's go"? But as a whole, the record doesn't exactly speak to me personally at this point in my life.

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Классический панк 70-х. Лично мне зашли 1-2 трека самый популярных. 6.5/10

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It's what you'd expect

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You can see where so many bands have got their influence from. I just prefer a cleaner sound. Even though this is an iconic album, it's just a solid album for me.

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leuk rock en roll

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Good stuff! 3/5

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Revolutionary for the time, but damn it if every song didn't sound the same.

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I appreciate what the Ramones did, bit never really liked them.

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Enjoyable first half but felt very samey

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I was really excited to listen to this album, but it ended up being a bit of a letdown. Blitzkrieg Bop is obviously a classic, Beat On The Brat had me grinning at the lyrics, but then it descended into a series of samey riffs that didn't do much to inspire me, even the cover of Let's Dance felt a little flat. I feel like this is one of those albums more notable for the time and place it was made rather than the quality of the contents.

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short songs good pop they're america's foremost punk band, which tells me that punk and america are not related songs are popcorn hey ho ok

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Some decent tunes but overall felt a little repetitive. I can see how this was ground breaking for the time and helped to birth a new sub-genre but that sub-genre has since grown up and moved out of home. Solid 3/5.

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Blitzkrieg Bop is a classic but this whole album was incredibly samey. Enjoyable but I doubt I'd listen through the whole thing again

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Dziwne ze wczesniej nie slyszalem nawet zadnego traka od Ramones, calkowicie nie kojarze bandy, a calkiem dobrze sie wpisuje w moje gusta ascetycznie prostej muzyki, plyta ramones, to epinimowy debiut hamerykanskiej punkerskiej bandy ze wschodniego wybrzeza, ramonow bylo czterech, wiec sklad prosty gitara, bas i drumy, no i jeszcze pan frontujacy w tym wypadku pan Joey Ramone, dziwne ze wszyscy takie ksywki przyjeli jako ramonowie, na 29 minutowym debiucie zmiescili 14 kawalkow, ktore urzekaja swoja prostota zarowno pod wzgledem instrumentalnym jak i lirycznym, gitarki graja szybko, drumsy wala glosno, a liryka leci wydaje sie, ze o czymkolwiek, bo 14 kawalkow daje pole do popisu, jesli chodzi o poruszana tematyke, plyta z 76 wiec takie punkerskie prawdziady, a swym okrojonym do granic mozliwosci brzmieniem potrafi zaciekawic, od openingowego blitzkreig popu do today your love, tomorrow the world trzyma na sluchawach, traki sa tak proste, ze nie trzeba nawet wyjasniac o czym traktuja wystarczy przeczytac tytul i juz tresc jest ujawniona, sporo nawiazan hitlerowskich sie przewija przez krazek, wydaje mi sie ze mocniejsze kawalki, zarowno jesli chodzi o tresc jak i brzmienie zostaly zapakowane na pierwsza strone, ma to sens bo przeciez debiutancki album, wiec zbiera sie songi w kolejnosci od najbardziej sluchalnych do mniej, chociaz do tej teorii nie pasuje zamykajacy utwor o slodziakowym nazim walczonym za ojczyzne i milosc, jeszcze co do samego nagrania, to jest odczuwalne, ze calosc zostala zamknieta w ciagu tygodnia, surowe i proste brzmienie najlepiej oddaja ten krazek, na plejke wleci openingowy pop, beat on the brat i havana affair

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Blitzkrieg bop is great. Rest of it's rather one note. Most vocals just the same line over and over. Sounds good but bit bland

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Is it pacing, a lack of stamina or simply a ride on the underground having to stop every couple of minutes. Urgent, ballsy and maybe re-breaking the ground but it can't be taken seriously. It's rock and roll after all.

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Just very repetitive. I understand the draw but it's not genius.

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051221 13:35 3.5

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Muy buen disco, incluso para quien no escucha este genero regularmente. Años despues suena bastante pop en comparacion con p.e. grunge

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I liked the rawness of it but otherwise nothing stood out to me.

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The best of this album IMO: - Blitzkrieg Bop Vocals are a bit too much the same over and over. Riffs too. Like if you've heard one of their songs, you've heard them all. 2.7/5

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It might be a little harsh to say that this is 14 versions of the same song, because there are a couple that are doing interesting things, but only a little. It's a 29-minute album that feels longer than that because they've kinda got one trick. Best track: Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue

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At least I finished listening...

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Catchy little punk/pop/rock tracks.

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Fast and fun although it is monotonous and ends up feeling longer than just half an hour

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I love when they play that one song, and then they play it again, and again, and again. Sure, they're classic, but they're so repetitive. I'll stick to their greatest hits, one at a time.

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High energy but I can't get past the vocals. 6/10

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Outlook Club, Doncaster 1977. Happy days!

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Good album that was supposedly a big punk album back in the day. I knew a couple of the songs and they were great. Many of the others on the album sound similar but aren’t as good. The album is quick and most of the songs blend together. Overall it’s above average. 6.5/10

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It was kinda fun. I feel like it had a bit more 'flavor' than the other punk records I've listened to through this project. 5/10

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Pretty good A classic Punk Rock album. Has some bops, but not very dynamic. Favorite Song: Blitzkrieg Bop

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Very short album, straight to the point, nothing more than it seems. Influential on a lot of bands I really like but not really my thing all said. A bit of a fun listen all the same. 3/5.

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It's alright, some kinda fun punk. The vocals are irritating at times though

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The one about being the boyfriend of a little girl dated it and gave me the creeps, but in general I really felt their sound and vibe and wanted to jump around to it, found i drifted off as the album went on but that does often happen with these things. Would be interested to hear about the experience of someone who really loves loves this album

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a little disappointing. love this vibe but quite short and just sounds like one big song. still enjoyable though

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1st time actually listening to this. Pretty basic lyrics mostly, but a fun listen

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Great stuff!

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Catchy songs, but a bit repetitive throughout. 3.5/5

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all the songs sounded the same, kinda cool guitar stuff but mostly just boring and loud

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Fun album. Definitely groundbreaking when one puts it in the time and context of its release. Love the raw simplicity that also has interesting layers and genuine musicianship. I can easily imagine how energetic this all must have been in concert, especially given that there really wasn't too much like it out there at the time. They are sneakily poppy, too. Real hooks, catchy melodies. Clever songwriting and performances. Not at all hard to hear how much of their sound appears in so many bands to follow.

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Great distinctive sound. Fully stepping from the live and peace 70s to the rumbling 80s

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Na plus "Beat on the Brat" oraz genialny "Btlizkrieg Bop", który absolutnie uwielbiam, ale zapętlony blisko 14 razy może się nieco znudzić (chociażby "Loudmouth" mnie dosyć mocno zirytował bo był absolutnie odtwórczy). Nudne ze względu na powtarzalność (a jednak jest to 14 utworów), ale jako mini-album tak do 5 piosenek byłby super.

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Blitzkrieg Bop fajne, ale miałem wrażenie, że słucham tego samego utworu 14 razy. Za każdym razem to samo odliczanie na początku i praktycznie taka sama gitara. Kurtkę po nich nazwali więc coś tam niby osiągnęli :p

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J'ai l'impression que les différents sites de critiques musicaux, s'amusant à faire des classements proposant toujours cet album des Ramones en très bonne position, se sont bien foutus de ma gueule pour rester poli. Petit coup de coeur pour le premier titre de cet album, mettant en scène différent joueurs de foot extrêmement techniques, effectuant des dribbles chaloupés sur différents terrains délabrés du monde entier. Une belle touche sportive qui laissait augurer du meilleur, malheureusement je n'ai par la suite pas été convaincu.

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Un album évidemment surcôté même si certains passages sont notables ; je pense notamment à celui où Ronaldinho enchaîne sombrero, virgule, rebond du ballon contre le mur et enfin but.

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All the fun songs on the album are brought down by random short songs that all sound the same.

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Fun, even though almost all the songs sound the same

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Enjoyable, fun, but more repetitive than I expected. In 29 minutes, I was tired of it.

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조금 시끄럽게 일관된 앨범...

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Blitzkrieg Bop pode virar uma Kizomba

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Hey ho. This band's shirts are everywhere.

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100eme album noté 😋 on a rooooll

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Ik houdt wel van die Britse punkrock. Sommige melodietjes komen me zelfs bekend voor. ***

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Please Kill Me if I ever have to listen to this again!

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Alright debut, the best tracks are definitely the ironic Blitzkrieg Bop and Beat on the Brat, aside from that this is both their first album and widely recognized as the first punk album, so it was definitely growing pains.

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I’ve definitely have heard some songs from them before and was honestly really excited to see this album for the day. I was disappointed to say the least. All the songs sound the same and there is only that one hit. Great rock feel but overall disappointing.

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The Ramones have a classic sound that's easily recognized. I think what saved this album was its length. There are a lot of similar-sounding songs on this album so if it were any longer it would have got too repetitive. All in all, it wasn't bad.

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It's a nice album, goes really fast. Nothing exceptional but it was a nice listen although it gets a bit repetitive by the end.

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Punk was both protest against certain trends in politics and society as it was against established trends in (especially rock) music. This is proto punk - three chords and the truth, bass, guitar, drums and vocals. You cannot get more basic than this. The whole records has a balls-to-the-wall energy, but lacks variation. It's hard to distinguish the individual songs. But this energy ... 3/5

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These kind of all sound the same. But they are good.

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Not bad, but nothing exciting or terribly interesting.

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A foundational band to the bands I like and to many of the peoples who music opinions I trust most. So disappointed to just find this OK.

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Critique of the structure is easy: It all does sound the same. But that's only part of the (admittedly simple) package. Compared to much of punk, the Ramones manage to do something musically different on each track, though the second half blends in a disheartening way. It's straight to the point, it's rowdy, easy to listen to, but never quite predictable. At least not in all the ways.

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A very historical album that I felt was a lot faster when I first listened to it back in the late 70's. The brothers with the eldest(?) Marky, number one son(?) DeeDee, big brother(?) Johnny, and the oldest(?) Joey, make up the quartet. They brought us the debut album of original hits and punk rock anthems. A record that is a total reflection of my past. Love it.

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Compared to other punk albums, this is definitely the most beginner friendly and softest one, with visible pop influences. However that doesn't change the fact that the music itself is still not good and memorable enough for me to justify 4 stars

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It's pretty good, but nothing really stood out on the production end or with the lyricism.

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Nostalgic, one of my intros to punk rock—the catalyst being they allowed me to discover albums and bands I think are so much better, so the Ramones don’t cross my mind as much anymore! Fun to revisit for the first time since I was a teenager.

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Classic 70s punk from the Ramones, Blitzkrieg Bop is still popular today

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meh

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the ramones have like 1, maybe 2 sounds on this record. it’s good, but a lot of the songs blend together.

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Not a fan of this… enjoyed some of the singles but an entire long player is just not great! Sorry Ramones!

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Hating Blitzkrieg Bop did not help. The album was a little dull, but at least the songs are short little ditties.

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simple, lacklustre bop rock

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A O 2 ✨

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A lot of very similar songs, no question it's the Ramones.

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Quite catchy songs but for me there is not enough depth in the instruments, voice and lyrics.The songs are also very similar and have a lot of repetition. The constant guitar rif in the right also gets old very fast. Did not finish

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Herkenbare klanken, compositie en mastering. Leuke stereo mix in Now I wanna sniff some glue. Worden veel dezelfde instrumenten met dezelfde akkoorden gebruikt. In let's dance hoor ik op de achtergrond wel een hammond orgel, maar dit is geen prominent onderdeel van de mix. Overall een beetje een monotoom album wat niet echt verrast.

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Seemed pretty repetitive (the songs had similar structure and chord progressions were always the same) although this might be a characteristic of punk-rock. The Lyrics were probably the most interesting, being much more diverse than the instruments. Overall this album was an interesting listen but I got slightly bored after the 9th song

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Every song sounds the same. Appreciate who they are, but boring album overall

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All of the songs have the same droning high pace base line in the back - not my favorite

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Ok, but I'm not big on punk

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Every song sounds the same

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Solid debut. Iconic. I struggle with their LPs because 1) so many tracks blend together, and 2) there's a lot of filler of so-so songs.

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I might be upsetting the music gods, but I didn’t like this album. If the goal was for every song to sound the same, A+, 5 Stars. The reason it gets 2 stars is solely because of Blitzkrieg Bop.

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As important as this may have been it’s not aged well. The songs are basic but I get the impression they are decent musicians pretending to be bad ones. Unlike their punk peers they don’t have much to say. 2/5

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influential, and a couple of good tunes but really pretty pish.

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For years I have seen Ramones shirts, heard amazing remarks about the Ramones, and the hype I had heard about them was so great I thought they were God’s gift to music. When I listened to them for the first time, and after this album listen now, I truly believe there may not be a more overrated band than the Ramones. Don’t get me wrong, they have a couple “bops” (pun intended), but overall I think their discography is criminally average at best. Now, I’m not the biggest punk fan in the world, but there is quite a good bit of punk that I enjoy, despite what my previous punk reviews on this site have you believe (I haven’t really enjoyed the punk on this list thus far that I have received). With that said, I think the album is a 1/5, however I will give it a 2/5 for historical importance to the punk genre.

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All the tracks sound the same & the singer's voice is annoying.

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it's fine and that's kind of it

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obviously a fantastic opener, brings me back to Tony hawk which just goes to show this songs broad appeal over time "Second verse, same as the first" chainsaw doesnt start with a chainsaw but some sort of circular saw? meh a 2

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Ahh the memories 🤫

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I did like a couple of songs that are iconic, but the rest were all similar to one another and did not stand out in the lyrics department either. If you heard one or two Green Day songs, you really heard them all... Same applies here

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I get it - they were ahead of their time. That said, it's a bit of a hard listen given my enjoyment of more modern punk. Better as a history lesson than a listen.

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Didn’t mind it too much, it’s short and punchy. Doesn’t leave much of an impression though and feels a bit superficial. Find it strange people hang on to stuff like this and The Clash, apart from looking quite cool there isn’t much substance.

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Good

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All sounds the same to be honest

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I liked some of the songs but like not as an album. You know? And we're meant to be rating these as albums

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No siis. Vaikka mulla on historia ramojen kaa niin onhan tää nyt hyvin monotonista, itseään toistavaa ja semi tylsääkin soitantaa. Ei tätä sillee ilokseen kuuntele. Muutama biisi, niinku beat on the brat on toki klassikkoja syystäkin, mutta ei ne nyt tätä pelasta. Aika vissiin kultaa muistot tai ehkä mun maku on vaan todella paljon kehittynyt.

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You've definitely heard Blitzkrieg Bop before. Even if you think you haven't, there is a 100 percent chance you have. The song isn't even that good, why do so many people use it!? The rest of the album is just really boring. It's vanilla ice cream served at a restaurant after a decently good dinner with your parents, it's the most basic Punk Rock you can get. Also the vocalist sucks ass lmao

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Hey ho let's go I apparently have never heard a Ramones song before. The Havana banana song was kinda fun, all in all not something I would listen to. My mum was born the year this came out, 46 years ago.

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Starts out great but I think it really overstays it's welcome by the end. It's just an incredibly meat and potatoes, detached punk album for me. Even with the short length it felt like a drag.

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repetitivo

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Boring, but for name 2*

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So repetitive. So repetitive. So repetitive. So repetitive. So repetitive. So repetitive. So repetitive. So repetitive. So repetitive. So repetitive. So repetitive. So repetitive. So repetitive. So repetitive. So repetitive. So repetitive.

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Blitzkreig Bop is a BOP. Then the rest of the album basically sounds like variations on Blitzkreig. It’s very repetitive and suffers from no variety whatsoever.

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5/17/2022 - ALBUM #110 Today's Album: "Ramones" by Ramones - Oh boy is this album ever grating and obnoxious. Now, after giving this a casual listen and thinking that exact sentiment, I really tried to have an open mind going into my more in depth listen to try to get anything out of it, but wow does this album just get more and more insufferable as it goes on. It starts off really promising with the gigantic hit Blitzkrieg Bop, which sets a great tone for the record with these really crunchy guitar chords and some really punky and confident lead vocals. The HEY HO LETS GO chants add so much energy to this track and it really made me think I was getting into something amazing. The next track Beat on the Brat has some really nice aspects to it and I think the chorus is really fun despite the very strange mixing choices, but it is obviously a step down from the last track and the rest of the album just follows suit. Ranging from decent to unlistenable, the rest of the songs start with the same overblown 3 chords that the guitarist keeps cranking out and the moany, whiny, and lazy vocal performance just gets less charming and more unlistenable with each track. I really tried to put myself in the mindset that this punky project is going to have some production choices that I will just not agree with, but when the issue comes not from the production but the song writing, it really gets hard for me to stay invested and look past the flaws when so much of this project is just poorly put together. Each track feels like it goes on much longer than it actually does and the overall >30 minute runtime feels like an absolute slog to get through. Overall, this album has a lot going for it and I really see the start of something special (as in it is pioneering a genre), but as a standalone album it just isn't worth my listen. Listen to Blitzkrieg Bop and leave the rest unless if you're really into punk, but even so I don't think you'll get a ton out of it. Highlights: Blitzkrieg Bop Score: 4.5/10 A downhill slope

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Although I was raised partially on rock, I was born in the 90s and the Ramones never really popped up on my radar. Still, I was always aware of their name and some of their biggest hits. I was therefore sorely disappointed to discover that, after going through this entire album, I cannot count myself a Ramones fan. Apart from the music all sort of sounding the same – there were a few times where I honestly didn't realize that I'd moved on to the next track – I don't really get how this band became as big as it did. To me, their music is a PEZ dispenser of short, fast, and uninspired guitar riffs accompanied by abrupt and goofy vocals. Great for background music to silly commercials or fun film montages, maybe, but I can't imagine enjoying an entire Ramones concert...

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Started strong but got boring pretty quickly. I just don’t like punk.

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Not very punk in my opinion, almost pop music. All got very samey but not terrible either.

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Blitzgreig is a banger but all the other songs sounds the same

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It's old, it's punk, it's probably a classic but it doesn't do it for me

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Meh. All sounds same

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Meh

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Don't 'get' the Ramones at all.

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Immer die gleichen 2 (!) Akkorde und derselbe Shout in eine zerbeulte Kaffeedose hinein. Kann den Hype um die Ramones nur aus eben dieser Schablonenhaftigkeit und cartooneskem Style heraus begreifen, aber für Musik, die mein Leben reicher macht, ist’s zu dürftig. Kalter Schweiß unter der Lederjacke riecht wie strenge 1.1

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I am not really ino metal

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Pretty shit music, and very repetitive, so there's not much to even talk about And that lisp makes me feel so uncomfortable, at least it was short This might very well be a one. Yup, there are no redeeming quilities

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Naff

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Il punk mi fa venire l'urticaria.

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Ass

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La première chanson est très nulle et toutes celles d'après lui ressemblent

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I do not like the Ramones.

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the high hat and crash cymbals in the left ear offend me

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Way too much of the same. I think the guitarist didn't bother to learn ANYTHING besides the one basic power chord shape. Plus that voice really grates after a couple songs. Punk is soooo lame compared to the hard rock that came before it and the heavy metal that came after it. The music is boring and you can tell the guys are all about the "cool" image instead. This album has the lowest amount of talent and songwriting ability I've heard in a while. I don't mind the hits, really, but as it album it sucks

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I didn't care for the Ramones. While the first song's simple beat and monotone singing worked for it, the rest of the songs were literally that same thing over and over. Also having 14 songs that clocked under 30 minutes is unnecessary and maybe they should have focused on less songs with more substance/variety

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Every song sounds the same

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I mean, if you really, really, really like Blitzkrieg Bop this is great. Because it’s literally just 30 minutes of the same inane song. No amount of attitude and cool leather jackets can change the fact, that Ramones is one of the most overrated bands to ever release a record. Best: Blitzkrieg Bop Worst: Blitzkrieg Bop (the next 13 times)

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The Ramones are not the world's worst band. They are, however, the world's most overrated band. 'Hey ho, let's go'? No. Come on, there is nothing punk about 'I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend' and then to have it as your second single. Fuck off.

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