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Real Ramona

Throwing Muses Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 4AD
  • ASIN: B000024768
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,187 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Counting Backwards 3:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Him Dancing 1:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Red Shoes 3:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Graffiti 2:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Golden Thing 2:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Ellen West 2:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Dylan 1:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Hook In Her Head 6:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Not Too Soon 3:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Honeychain 4:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Say Goodbye 3:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Two Step 4:340.99  Buy MP3 

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Ramona, Really amazing 22 Aug 2002
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album, aged 17 and now, 12 years later still return to it periodically as the definition of trully amazing Indie music. There is so much in this albumn, layer upon layer of rythm, melody and haunting lyrics. Counting Backwards is astorming start to the albumn. "Not too Soon" is pop perfection and the type of track that changes your day(try it!). Two of the most haunting tracks of the generation are on this record, Ellen West and Two Steps- the finishing track that closes the albumn beatifully. Great drums. Incredible guitars and vocals - quality throughout. A standout albumn in anyone's collection. Tanya Donnelly and Kisten Hersh stars in their own right combined to make a genuinely novel, refreshing albumn that is a must.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best music releases of the 90's 3 Jan 2010
Format:Audio CD
It's been more than a decade since " The Real Ramona " was released and the Throwing Muses are certaintly not kids anymore . David Narcizo , Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly are all enjoying a quiet family life nowadays while rarely do they perfom live anymore . Even though both Donelly ( with Belly's million-selling debut " Star " ) and Hersh ( with the acoustic ballad album " Hips And Makers " ) have experienced stardom during the 90's , their band somehow managed to remain all this time an underground secret for the few .
The Muses had always been adored by critics and there'll be a certain core of fans who will follow them forever but they haven't yet reached a wider audience and ...never really seemed to care in doing so anyway . Their music is an exciting , unpredictable mixture of raw pop and rock . 1991's " The Real Ramona " is arguably their best offering yet . Hersh's tortured vocals and wonderfully psychotic lyrics result in some truly gripping and addictive songwritting ( " Counting Backwords " , " Graffiti " ) while Donelly reveals a more sensitive , ethereal side of the Muses' music . From a generally great tracklist the songs which stand out are the moody rock lullaby of " Two Step " and the twisted , haunting storytelling of " Honeychain " .

The thing with " The Real Ramona " is that even though it's clearly a first - class pop and rock release , still it has remained largely unheard . That's so unfair for a record as good as this one - a record that all people who like good music can enjoy and not just fans of the Throwing Muses . A must-have withought doubt .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Throwing Muses - The Real Ramona 9 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
The band's poppiest album to date is their strongest after their debut. Kristin Hersh proves she's got the chops to write good poppy songs, topped off with her harsh vocals (although ensures her abrasiveness is still intact with Hook in Her Head) and Tanya Donelly offers up two of her best ever songs for Throwing Muses: Not too Soon sounds like the best pop song ever while Honeychain lifts you up and twirls you around its sad surreal little world. Brilliant album and Tanya's last with the band.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Pop Joy 23 Feb 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Tanya Donnelly's last album with the Throwing Muses. A watershed album in many ways, signalling a move from the dark, disturbing sound of early Muses to the more poppy feel that Donelly would explore further with Belly. In many respects it sounds more like Belly than the Throwing Muses, from the power pop of Not Too Soon to the hauntingly beautiful melodies of Honeychain and Two Step. This is a forgotten classic and unquestionably one of the albums of the 90's.
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