• Record Label: Rhino
  • Release Date: Sep 9, 2016
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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
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  1. Dec 24, 2019
    9
    Even with each song's simple arrangement, Ramones feels just as fresh now as it did forty years ago. Tommy manages to remain steady for 14 tracks, despite almost all of them being played at fast tempos of over 160 beats per minute. Dee Dee shines as both a bassist and a songwriter. Johnny, who had only started learning guitar at Tommy's suggestion a few years before the album's release,Even with each song's simple arrangement, Ramones feels just as fresh now as it did forty years ago. Tommy manages to remain steady for 14 tracks, despite almost all of them being played at fast tempos of over 160 beats per minute. Dee Dee shines as both a bassist and a songwriter. Johnny, who had only started learning guitar at Tommy's suggestion a few years before the album's release, performed some of the catchiest guitar riffs of all time on this album, cementing him as one of the most influential guitarists of all time. Joey fronts the band with a singing style so original that you can't stop listening. The four of them established the standard for punk rock music for years to come. Personally, the only studio album by the band I enjoy more is their third effort, Rocket to Russia. Expand
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100

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Dec 15, 2016
    100
    Every classic, from "Blitzkrieg Bop" to "Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World," bleeds fresh energy. The three CDs of stereo and mono mixes, demos, single versions, and two blistering live sets from 1976 L.A. are killer, but the new vinyl makes purchasing this box mandatory.
  2. Dec 12, 2016
    100
    The Ramones will remain a launching pad for artists and bands around the globe, as a sense of “Hey, I can do that, too!” is born upon your first listen. It either grabs you for life or scares the shit out of you. Either way, the simplicity is the genius.
  3. Mojo
    Oct 24, 2016
    100
    Ramones is pretty much perfect. [Sep 2016, p.102]