¡Adios Amigos!

¡Adios Amigos!

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The Ramones announced before the release of ¡Adios Amigos! that the record would likely be their last -- unless it sold in massive quantities, that is. While it's hardly their best effort, ¡Adios Amigos! is an admirable way to bow out. The Ramones haven't progressed much since the mid-'80s, yet they have recaptured a bit of

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The Ramones announced before the release of ¡Adios Amigos! that the record would likely be their last -- unless it sold in massive quantities, that is. While it's hardly their best effort, ¡Adios Amigos! is an admirable way to bow out. The Ramones haven't progressed much since the mid-'80s, yet they have recaptured a bit of the inspiration that fueled their last great album, Too Tough to Die. Even with the extra kick of energy, there are moments on the album that veer too close to self-parody -- even the grungy stomp through Tom Waits' "I Don't Wanna Grow Up," one of the record's best moments, seems forced. Still, the weakest moments of the record outshine the best songs on the stiff and over-produced Brain Drain and Mondo Bizarro. They might not have been on the top of their game, yet the Ramones knew that a record like ¡Adios Amigos! was the right way to call it a day -- it rocks and it rolls, and it's not an embarrassment.

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Release Date:
08/02/2005
Label:
Universal Int'l
UPC:
0008811127329
catalogNumber:
111273
Rank:
50829

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¡Adios Amigos! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Chappa_Larcha More than 1 year ago
Why...why...why! I couldn't belive it when the band announced that it was going to be their last but they ended with a bang! "I Don't Wanna Grow Up" became a hit but it's filled with unerrated punk like "Take The Pain Away", the CJ sung "Scattergun", and the poppy "Life's A Gas". If you like punk rock, get this now!