500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Ramones, 'Rocket to Russia'

106. Ramones, 'Rocket to Russia'

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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