Louder than Bombs is mostly non-album shit. Ramones Mania is just an incredible compilation of mostly album cuts.
Before even reading this list (which, since it’s studio releases, should go Rocket to Russia>Ramones>Leave Home>Road to Ruin>Everything else) I was going to post exactly this. It’s Alive is as close to perfection as any record can get, and hearing the live record that was recorded a few dates after this that they released in the 2000s just hammers it home. It sounds EXACTLY like It’s Alive, and just proves they were a machine around that time.
Great choice for the top spot.
I didn’t make it to bed until well after midnight last night because I couldn’t stop listening. The first half of the album is killer, but the second half is all groove and move.
A video of Ariel Pink staring at himself in the mirror for 10 minutes at number 1?
It’s good, but it’s no Sun Kil Moon, am I right?
Just finished it. The second half definitely gets into a darker, funkier groove for a bit, and then the ending three tracks are just a kick. The Door is gonna be a dorm room jam in years to come.
Prayer is just a soup of 70s soul funk jamming.
I love how instruments keep jumping out of the mix. I’m to Back to the Future Part 1 and I’m captivated still.
1000 Deaths = Kid A Funk
Comment party here? It starts out really damn strong. That guitar tone.