AOTY 2020


Ramones - Ramones
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1976 Ratings: #19 / 85
User Score
Based on 368 ratings
1976 Ratings: #17
Liked by 16 people
April 23, 1976 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sire / Label
Punk Rock / Genres
Sign In to rate and review
As a big fan of punk I had to review this. Of course before the Ramones self titled album there was punk, but they put the blueprint together and added there style to it to really make what we call punk today. Of course a lot of songs are super repetitive and have guitar riffs that even my grandma can play. But I feel like without that aspect the songs would be trying to hard and ramones knew what they where doing and they nailed it on this album.

The intro track " Blitzkerg Pop" is ... read more
Ramones established themselves on their debut as pure fun; a shot of adrenaline straight to the heart. These 29 minutes of pure punk rock bounces between stupid, silly, outrageous, and more often than not simplistic. It's rock music stripped of its skin and muscle, left to nothing but clattering exposed bones.

That the album came out in the mid 70s is also a testament to the groups velocity. Few bands were quite as heavy, outside of something like a Black Sabbath, and certainly nothing was ... read more
Ramones have very unique sound. Not sounds with an “S”. The same riff with maybe a few pauses in between or rearrangements are VERY apparent. Not to say this album doesn’t manage to stay interesting for the entire track list. There’s a reason why this album has become somewhat timeless. The sound they do stick to is fucking fantastic. Blitzkrieg Bop will forever be in my top 100 songs.
#3 - Albums that taught me when I was a kid >>> Ramones - Ramones - 1976

"Beat on the brat with baseball bat" - Beat on the brat

Although many British bands (like the Kinks in particular, but also globally by the British Invasion) strongly influenced the mostly American "garage" bands that later gave birth to legendary Proto-Punk bands such as The Stooges & Velvet Underground, it's above all the New Yorkers who were the first precursors of the beginning of ... read more
Purchasing Ramones from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?
Contributions By
royalflush, GustavoAs02, patton
Become a Donor
Donor badge, no ads + more benefits.

Track List

  1. Blitzkrieg Bop
  2. Beat On The Brat
  3. Judy Is A Punk
  4. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
  5. Chain Saw
  6. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
  7. I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement
  8. Loudmouth
  9. Havana Affair
  10. Listen To My Heart
  11. 53rd & 3rd
  12. Let's Dance
  13. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
  14. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
Sign in to comment
No one has said anything yet.

Added on: March 15, 2013