According to the 1976 Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll, the Ramones' album, The Ramones, came in at number 8. Coolfer dissects this oddity ("The Ramones. The pride of Queens. The leaders of America's punk movement. An epochal album that was a rallying cry for artists around the word. The best thing since the ball point pen. Number eight.") and sums up the situation, "It goes to show, not even the clued-in New York music writers were ready for the Ramones, but they were loving good ol' Kate & Anna McGarrigle."

But when looking at the list, the number one album was Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life, which is a really good album.