🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 The Ramones

Morning! Let’s start the week off with some punk I think.

R.E.M. fly straight in to 3rd place

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Neil Young 4.48
R.E.M. 4.38
Otis Redding 4.34
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.3
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Stevie Wonder 4.17
PJ Harvey 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Bob Dylan 3.97
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Blondie 3.73
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Blur 3.61
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Madonna 3.4
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.3
Elton John 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
Sugababes 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Jay-Z 3.14
Taylor Swift 3.14
The Rolling Stones 3.09
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 3
Girls Aloud 2.93
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.6
Billy Joel 2.57
Bloc Party 2.41
Eminem 2.38
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
The Spice Girls 1.81

And now…The Ramones

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  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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Album

  • Ramones
  • Leave Home
  • Rocket To Russia
  • Road To Ruin
  • End Of The Century
  • Pleasant Dreams
  • Subterranean Jungle
  • Too Tough To Die
  • Animal Boy
  • Halfway To Sanity
  • Brain Drain
  • Mondo Bizarro
  • Acid Eaters
  • Adios Amigos

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And from the Anthology

  • Blizkrieg bop
  • Beat on the brat
  • Judy is a punk
  • I wanna be your boyfriend
  • 53rd and 3rd
  • Now I wanna sniff some glue
  • Glad to see you go
  • Gimme gimme shock treatment
  • I remember you
  • California sun
  • Commando
  • Swallow my pride
  • Carbona not glue
  • Pinhead
  • Sheena is a punk rocker
  • Cretin hop
  • Rockaway beach
  • Here today gone tomorrow
  • Teenage lobotomy
  • Surfin’ bird
  • I don’t care
  • I just want to have something to do
  • I wanna be sedated
  • Don’t come close
  • She’s the one
  • Needles and pins
  • Rock ‘n’ roll high school
  • I want you around
  • Do you remember rock ‘n’ roll radio
  • Chinese rock
  • Danny says
  • Baby I love you
  • KKK took my baby away
  • She’s a sensation
  • It’s not my place (in the 9 to 5 world)
  • We want the airwaves
  • Psycho therapy
  • Howling at the moon (sha la la)
  • Mama’s boy
  • Daytime dilemma (dangers of love)
  • I’m not afraid of life
  • Too tough to die
  • Endless vacation
  • My brain is hanging upside down
  • Somebody put something in my drink
  • Something to believe in
  • Merry Christmas (I don’t wanna fight tonight)
  • Pet semetary

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Had to crop this down to 50 btw.

Definitely a 4. They may only do one thing, but my god they do that thing perfectly.

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Torn between a three and a four for this reason. It’s a lot of fun to listen to a couple of tracks but even one (short) album is pushing it.

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A good song played over and over and over again. 3/5.

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Gone with an easy 5. Yes they only really have one move, but what a thrilling, fun, fucking brilliant move it is. Not getting into the ‘who invented punk’ debate but they were certainly at the forefront of it all. Covering all those 60s saccharine pop songs was an absolute stroke of genius imo. Also, Joey Ramone is the absolute coolest motherfucker ever to step on a stage.

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Thrilling in small measures, too samey over a period of time. But a huge amount of fun to be had and there’s no disputing they were cool AF. I can’t vote for an album as I’ve never listened to anything other than the anthology and I absolutely love Pet Sematary so that was my song of choice.

3/5 seems perfectly reasonable to me.

Definition of a 3 band for me. Never loved them but admire their work.

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can imagine they were an incredible band to watch blow up at the time

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Hugely important, massively influential, but also a bit rubbish.

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Never knowingly heard them. Thanks for your time.

Absolutely no chance there are that many ramones albums/singles. 3 albums, 8 singles at the absolute most

  1. As everyone says one great song but it’s an amazing one.
    Also used their cover of Baby I love you for the first dance at my wedding, so they have that going for them.
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5/5 without a second of hesitation.

Think the ‘only one thing’ criticism is a little unfair, some of their new wave influenced stuff like Brain Drain is great too. I Believe In Miracles is a weird eighties banger.

They also wrote my favourite Halloween AND Christmas songs.

Obviously the best pop punk band of all time too. So many incredible two minutes ragers.

Whether you’re a fan or not if you are ever in Berlin with half an hour to spare then pay the Ramones Museum a visit. Entry includes lifetime membership and a beer and you can absorb what an absolute cultural phenomenon they were with the added bonus of seeing a pair of Joey Ramone’s jeans presented with the same level of reverence as the Turin shroud.

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Can we also talk about THAT t shirt design? Genuinely iconic imagery even if it has become the butt of Primark band t shirt jokes.

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Easy 5/5. The greatest bubblegum pop band to ever walk the planet. Can’t believe the amount of 3s posted so far, very disappointing.

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Boring

It’s legendary, one of the iconic designs of the 20th century. As for the Primark thing, personally I reckon the day some Allstars wearing kid can reel off Chuck Taylor’s career stats is the day they get to mock someone for wearing a Motörhead T-shirt and not owning any of their records.

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