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Pick #9:  The Ramones- Leave Home

Preconceived Notions:  Besides The Sex Pistols, The Ramones are the most oft-mentioned from the original punk music movement.  I’m expecting high energy, but really the most I’ve ever listened to from the Ramones was “Sheila is a punk rocker” and “I wanna be sedated”, which, let’s face facts, really only happened because of Jordan Catalano on My So-Called Life.

After Listening:  Was it just me or did every song sound kind of similar?  It’s a quick listen, and it wasn’t bad, it was just monotonous.  It’s one of those, again, that makes sense in its historical context, I suppose, in terms of the music that it was in answer to, and the subsequent music that it inspired, but listening to it now, it sounds like garage rock, which is probably what thousands of teenagers did who heard it.  I’m not necessarily a convert though.  I do like that it doesn’t seem pretentious.

Stars: 3

Favorite Track: California Sun, which is a cover, correct? Probably because it’s the most recognizable to me
Least Favorite Track: There isn’t really one that stood out as being anything that I would qualify as my least favorite, they all just kind of ran together for me.

Riss (46 Posts)

Raised in the Midwest, Marissa feels that she has absolutely no good defense for liking what she likes or nominating what she nominates. She likes it that way. With a preference for the indie music scene, there was a time before (alright a rough adolescence) filled with oldies, then country, then pop. She was an unabashed slave to Nsync, and boy bands in general, but not Backstreet Boys, god no! But that has passed. Marissa is passionate about music and about caring about music (and caring about things in general). She considers herself a stereotype, a cliche and a conundrum, all at the same time. When not listening to music Marissa enjoys watching movies, that she will sometimes review on her blog. She is an avid reader and a seasoned podcaster.

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