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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

106

Ramones, 'Rocket to Russia'


Ramones, 'Rocket to Russia'
106/500

Sire, 1977

The Ramones' third album took the gospel of three chords, a jackhammer beat and ripped denim beyond New York. Rocket to Russia was a polished bottling of the quartet's CBGB-stage napalm, bursting with Top 40 classicism and deepened by the lonely-boy poignancy of Joey Ramone's vocals.


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