May 08, 2013

The members of Berlin’s Erotic Devices worship the Ramones. There are way worse things on this planet than trying to look and sound like the Ramones, though. Inspired and energetic, this debut album is especially amusing due to the singer’s thick accent. Some entire riffs are taken verbatim from classic Ramones hits, with other tropes definitively borrowed from Screeching Weasel. Songs like “My Neighbor is a Nazi” well capture the spirit of what made those prior bands so worthy of copying. No erotic devices are needed to get off on this super cool LP.

 –Art Ettinger (Incognito,