17 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After incorporating new elements into their sound with each album, the Ramones fully went beyond punk here, crafting an album built for radio airplay. “I Wanna Be Sedated” is the most notable song, but “Don’t Come Close” is as close to a ballad as they get, with Joey Ramone’s voice bending gently around a danceable guitar lick. “Questioningly” also takes a slower approach, letting an acoustic guitar make up the song's bones. The Ramones sound like adults, perhaps for the first time.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After incorporating new elements into their sound with each album, the Ramones fully went beyond punk here, crafting an album built for radio airplay. “I Wanna Be Sedated” is the most notable song, but “Don’t Come Close” is as close to a ballad as they get, with Joey Ramone’s voice bending gently around a danceable guitar lick. “Questioningly” also takes a slower approach, letting an acoustic guitar make up the song's bones. The Ramones sound like adults, perhaps for the first time.

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