The Real Ramona

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The Real Ramona
Throwing Muses-The Real Ramona (album cover).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 18, 1991
Recorded1990
Studio Eldorado Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California; Dust Bowl Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Alternative rock
Length40:10
Label 4AD, Sire
Producer Dennis Herring
Throwing Muses chronology
Hunkpapa
(1989)
The Real Ramona
(1991)
Red Heaven
(1992)
Singles from The Real Ramona
  1. "Counting Backwards"
    Released: January 28, 1991
  2. "Not Too Soon"
    Released: November 4, 1991

The Real Ramona is a studio album by Throwing Muses, released in 1991. It peaked at number 26 on the UK Albums Chart. [1]

Contents

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [2]
Chicago Tribune Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [3]
Entertainment Weekly C+ [4]
Los Angeles Times Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [5]
NME 8/10 [6]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [7]
Select 5/5 [8]

NME named The Real Ramona the 35th best album of 1991. [9] In a retrospective review, Andrzej Lukowski of BBC Music wrote that, with The Real Ramona, Throwing Muses wrote an "album of great pop songs, but when they did so they no way surrendered their intrinsic otherness – two decades of indie-pop later, it still sounds arresting. [10]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Kristin Hersh, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Counting Backwards"3:15
2."Him Dancing"1:10
3."Red Shoes"3:33
4."Graffiti"2:37
5."Golden Thing"2:25
6."Ellen West"2:49
7."Dylan"1:40
8."Hook in Her Head"6:32
9."Not Too Soon" (Tanya Donelly)3:09
10."Honeychain" (Tanya Donelly)4:24
11."Say Goodbye"3:54
12."Two Step" (Throwing Muses)4:34

Personnel

Credits adapted from liner notes.

Throwing Muses

Technical personnel

Charts

ChartPeak
position
UK Albums (OCC) [1] 26

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