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If the rumors are true, Adios Amigos! is the Ramones’ final album. Unfortunately, it’s no blaze of glory. At times, Adios is a maelstrom of distorted power chords (tracks like “Cretin Family” and a cover of Tom Waits’ “I Don’t Want to Grow Up” recall the velocity of the Ramones’ early days), but songs such as “I Love You” and “The Crusher” are disappointingly anemic. The disc does hold a few surprises: The band abandons its characteristic speed and efficiency on the engaging “She Talks to Rainbows,” a neopsychedelic love ballad styled after the tributes on last year’s covers collection, Acid Eaters. It also includes an amusing cover of the Spiderman theme song. Nonetheless, Adios is not sufficiently dynamic to invite repeat listenings. Say it ain’t so, Joey.