The 10 Best Ramones Songs

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Strange as it sounds, the Ramones actually hurt themselves by arriving on the scene too good. Already fully formed, their 1976 debut The Ramones was the perfect sound for their street punk aesthetic. So when you arrive on the scene with a near perfect approach of what you do, where do you go from there? Similar to the Strokes, they released two more dominant albums in the same style in Rocket to Russia and Road to Ruin and a decent one in Left Home, but then hit a wall where you had fully explored their style and formula. That being said, they drew up the blue print for punk music and took well-traveled pop sounds to a new and thrilling speeds. In honor of Tommy Ramone’s recent passing (the drummer and producer of the band and the last living Ramone), we give you our 10 favorite Ramones songs.
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JEFF The Brotherhood Review: Hypnotic Nights

JEFF The Brotherhood

Hypnotic Nights

Hypnotic Nights, new album from Jeff the Brotherhood

After my first listen to JEFF The Brotherhood’s new rocker, Hypnotic Nights, I suddenly had the urge to crack a beer. Or six.

With The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach in the production seat, brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall roll out their best album to date. Hypnotic Nights sees JEFF expanding their signature sound beyond straightforward garage rock and punk. Varied instrumentation, polished recording, catchy hooks, and killer energy make the brothers’ seventh album a must listen.
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Dum Dum Girls Review: Only In Dreams

Dum Dum Girls

Only In Dreams

Every once and a while, amidst listening to a sea of challenging and creative releases, sometimes one just needs a palette cleanser of a 30 minutes worth of punchy pop songs. To fill that need this season, I give you Dum Dum Girls’ second LP, Only In Dreams.
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