Osaka Ramones - Shonen Knife
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  • Summary: The Goo Goo Dolls' Robby Takac produced the Japanese pop group's tribute album to The Ramones.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 14, 2011
    80
    The end result is a half-hour of good, giddy fun that leaves you with a slightly strange taste in your mouth, and that's probably just right.
  2. Jan 10, 2012
    79
    If you're seeking cool, ironic detachment, best look elsewhere. But if you want to hear fresh blood pumping exuberantly through the veins of these classics, give Osaka Ramones a spin.
  3. Nov 14, 2011
    70
    It might not break any new ground but there'll be few albums this year as enjoyable as this one.
  4. This covers album maybe a joyous blast of buzzsaw pop, but you just know that the live shows will be even better.
  5. Nov 14, 2011
    60
    If you love Shonen Knife wholly you will probably enjoy Osaka Ramones to some extent.
  6. 60
    [Shonen Knife's] 13 Ramones covers sound exactly like you'd expect.
  7. Nov 14, 2011
    40
    As it stands, Osaka Ramones is a misguided affair almost from start to finish, and, as a whole, should be given as wide a berth as possible except by completists who have to have absolutely everything by Shonen Knife.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 27, 2012
    8
    Shonen Knife is the group that was meant to do a Ramones cover album, and the final product proves it. The band does great fresh takes on songs you've heard often enough to know by heart. And yes, Shonen Knife's live performances of these songs are even better (YouTube them)! My only disappointment is that their cover of "I Wanna Be Sedated", which is my favorite Ramones cover ever, wasn't included on this album. Expand