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Let It Be

The Replacements

1984

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Let It Be

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3.18

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5

Has a song called androgynous and its a love song concerning two non binary people. In 1984. 5 stars

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After the discord of The Beatles, the group sought to get back to basics with a rock LP and a film about its creation. This was the eventual result. As the 1960s wound down, so did the Beatles. The symmetry was perfect: youthful energy, optimism, and camaraderie had given over to cynicism, discord, and looking out for number one. As the decade's final year began, the White Album was still riding high on the charts and the Yellow Submarine soundtrack was days away from release. But the Beatles were in serious trouble. Nothing about being in the band was enjoyable or easy. The power vacuum left by the death of manager Brian Epstein a year and a half earlier had never been satisfactorily filled; Apple Corps, the multi-media company started by the band a year earlier, was bleeding money; and toughest of all, the once-Fab Four didn't generally enjoy being in the same room together. All were either married or close to it, closing in on 30, and tremendously weary of all they'd been through. Paul McCartney, the most devoted of the gang to the notion of the Beatles (Ringo Starr called him the "Beatleaholic"), thought that the group needed a special project to bring it together. Another White Album-style scenario, with the songwriters in the band working alone in separate studios, enlisting each other to serve as a de facto backup band, was bound to fail. Too much good will and trust had been lost. They needed something big they could all submit to. Several ideas were proposed, most involving a return of some kind to live performance: perhaps a live album of new songs or a huge show in a remote place; maybe the band would charter an ocean liner and make an album on it. Ultimately, it was decided that the band would be filmed on a soundstage rehearsing for a show and developing material for a new album-- a document of the Beatles at work. The theme for the project would be back-to-basics, a return of the group as a performing unit, sans overdubs, emphasizing their inherent musicality. Working title: Get Back. It was an awful idea. First, no one was sure exactly what he was supposed to be doing. Glyn Johns was there, a new presence behind the boards, but he never quite figured out if he was producing or just engineering. Regular producer George Martin was technically on board, but his participation was minimal. While Let It Be was initially meant to be a return to simplicity, Phil Spector's later involvement (he was brought in to "reproduce" the tracks, adding extra voices and instruments to thicken arrangements and remix the record, a decision made without McCartney's input) killed that angle. Organizational chaos aside, the sessions were painful. We all know what it feels like to be around people we don't like for days on end; if reality television has taught us anything, it's that a camera crew in a room full of such people does nothing to ease tension. The time the Beatles spent recording and filming was described by all as supremely unpleasant, despite a later uptick when they'd returned to finish up at Abbey Road. And when they finished, no one really liked what they'd laid down on tape. So not surprisingly, the essential nature of Let It Be is that it feels incomplete and fragmented; it's a difficult album to peg because the Beatles were never sure themselves what they wanted it to be. So the best way to approach it is as a collection of songs by guys who still were churning out classics with some regularity. It may not succeed on the level of the Beatles' previous albums, but there's enough good material to make it a worthy entry in their canon. Outside of the title track, there's little here that feels consequential to the Beatles' legacy. The easy acoustic shuffle of the John Lennon and Paul McCartney duet "Two of Us" has appeal, though, as do the prickly rhythmic drive of George Harrison's "For You Blue" and the bubbling Booker T-isms of McCartney's "Get Back". The swampy "I've Got a Feeling", possibly reflecting McCartney's recent interest in Canned Heat, is intriguing because it sounds so classic rock 70s. And Lennon's "Across the Universe", recorded during the White Album sessions and sounding like it was beamed in from somewhere else, has a certain ringing brilliance. For balance, there's "Dig a Pony" and the boogieing "One After 909", the latter actually written by Lennon and McCartney as kids in the fifties. Still, for plenty of good bands, the best of these would be career highlights. Recorded without joy, set aside for months while a better album was assembled, and finally remixed in a way that enraged one of the band's principals, Let It Be finally saw release in May 1970. But by that point, the Beatles break-up had been official for several weeks. There's since been a live album, compilations, digitization, trolls through the archives, and an ocean of ink spilled about this little band that made it very big. And now there are these CD issues, done beautifully. But there never was a proper reunion, and we can assume that there will never be another Beatles. Ahh fuck, this is the wrong Let it Be, isn't it?

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5

Let It Be looms large among '80s rock albums, generally regarded as one of the greatest records of the decade. So large is its legend and so universal its acclaim that all the praise tends to give the impression that the Replacements' fourth album was designed as a major statement, intended to be something important when its genius, like so many things involving the 'Mats, feels accidental. Compared to other underground landmarks from 1984, Let It Be feels small scale, as it lacks the grand, sprawling ambition of the Minutemen's Double Nickels on the Dime or the dramatic intensity of Hüsker Dü's Zen Arcade, or if the other side of the Atlantic is taken into equation, the clean sense of purpose of The Smiths. Nothing about Let It Be is clean; it's all a ragged mess, careening wildly from dirty jokes to wounded ballads, from utter throwaways to songs haunting in their power. Unlike other classics, Let It Be needs those throwaways -- that Kiss cover, those songs about Tommy getting his tonsils out and Gary's boner, that rant about phony rock & roll -- to lighten the mood and give the album its breathless pacing, but also because without these asides, the album wouldn't be true to the Replacements, who never separated high and low culture, who celebrated pure junk and reluctantly bared their soul. This blend of bluster and vulnerability is why the Replacements were perhaps the most beloved band of their era, as they captured all the chaos and confusion of coming of age in the midst of Reaganomics, and Let It Be is nothing if not a coming-of-age album, perched precisely between adolescence and adulthood. There's just enough angst and tastelessness to have the album speak to teenagers of all generations and just enough complicated emotion to make this music resonate with listeners long past those awkward years, whether they grew up with this album or not. All this works because there is an utter lack of affect in Paul Westerberg's songs and unrestrained glee in the Replacements' roar. Sure, Let It Be has moments where the thunder rolls away and Westerberg is alone, playing "Androgynous" on a piano and howling about having to say good night to an answering machine, but they flow naturally from the band's furious rock & roll, particularly because the raw, unsettled "Unsatisfied" acts as a bridge between these two extremes. But if Let It Be was all angst, it wouldn't have captured so many hearts in the '80s, becoming a virtual soundtrack to the decade for so many listeners, or continue to snag in new fans years later. Unlike so many teenage post-punk records, this doesn't dwell on the pain; it ramps up the jokes and, better still, offers a sense of endless possibilities, especially on the opening pair of "I Will Dare" and "Favorite Thing," two songs where it feels as if the world opened up because of these songs. And that sense of thrilling adventure isn't just due to Westerberg; it's due to the 'Mats as a band, who have never sounded as ferocious and determined as they do here. Just a year earlier, they were playing almost everything for laughs on Hootenanny and just a year later a major-label contract helped pull all their sloppiness into focus on Tim, but here Chris Mars and Tommy Stinson's rhythms are breathlessly exciting and Bob Stinson's guitar wails as if nothing could ever go wrong. Of course, plenty went wrong for the Replacements not too much further down the road, but here they were fully alive as a band, living gloriously in the moment, a fleeting moment when anything and everything seems possible, and that moment still bursts to life whenever Let It Be is played.

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5

The Replacements always show up at the right time. This is the most perfect coming of age album I can think of. The sound is mid-maturing from punk to melodic rock. The lyrics are mid-maturing from teen humor to trying to make sense of all the heavy shit that just dropped with adulthood. Post-puberty, post-punk. Songs have huge range of themes: anger, disillusion, massive heartbreak, anti-consumerism, gender identity, angst, boredom, boners. Drunk and sloppy as hell the whole time. Unsatisfied and Answering Machine have always struck a deep chord for me. This time around We're Comin Out knocked me out. Did they create indie rock, college rock, post-punk, and alternative all in one album? I don't know the official lineage. Easy 5 for me. A+

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5

How young are you? How old am I? Old enough to remember when this album came out and all the warm feelings it evokes of another time. Let’s count the rings around my eyes. This is a longtime favorite that I was delighted to listen to today. The Replacements were always two bands, the rowdy barroom punks and the band with surprisingly thoughtful lyrics and poppy hooks who hinted at aspirations for something bigger. This album showcases both of those impulses to nice effect. They never really got rid of the rough edges, but they are more prominent on Let It Be than on later albums. These are just some young guys having fun and figuring things out, which sat really well with Gen-Xers who were trying to do the same thing. The album is a touchstone for a lot of people of a certain age. The songs are classic Replacements, ramshackle falling down the stairs rockers mixed with beautiful, wistful, jangly, hooky songs still with edges too rough for them to ever really have that big pop breakthrough. They're fun, punchy, pissy, and bittersweet. And I love them for it. You know what, I just realized after all these years that on the cover of the album, the band is sitting on a roof. Get it, Let It Be... on the roof? That's pretty funny. They knew they weren’t the Beatles and they didn’t want to be the Beatles, so why not have a seat and hang. It doesn’t get more Gen-X than that. Fave songs: I Will Dare, Favorite Thing, Black Diamond, Sixteen Blue, Unsatisfied

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5

It's finally happening, 97 albums in... an album I'd never heard in full before is getting an instant 5 stars. I've left it a good few weeks before committing to a review because I wanted to know if it would stick… but from start to finish, it absolutely has. Paul Westerberg and the rest of The Replacements were in their mid 20s when "Let It Be" was released, with the exception of 18 year old bassist Tommy Stinson. It was their effort to hone their sound and produce something a little more sophisticated than the raw heavy rock of their earlier work, while retaining the angst and grit which gives them their charm. They deliver in spades, with the band turning in committed, energetic and emotive performances. As powerful as Westerberg's raspy, impassioned vocals are, often it's the instrumental accompaniments which steal the show. The album begins at a blistering pace with its only single, "I Will Dare", comprised mostly of polished jangly guitars over a crisp, swung beat. "Favorite Thing" has an even more melodic guitar line than its vocal, with a riff throughout the verses forming one of the catchiest moments on the album. When "We're Comin' Out" threatens to torpedo the quality with some thrashing hardcore, it's suddenly stripped back to gradually accelerating piano and handclaps in the last minute. Later, "Seen Your Video" allows the instrumentals to reign supreme, not bringing in vocals until the last forty-five seconds. Halfway through this tight set of defiant post-punk, there's an unexpected KISS cover ("Black Diamond") which manages to be a vast improvement on the original. It's one in a long line of transgressions The Replacements seem to revel in across the album, along with giving their album the same name as a Beatles release and incorporating titles like "Gary's Got a Boner". At first, I thought any album devoting a song to an erection could only be crass, childish, irritating… but actually it's just one part of a wonderfully scattered, skewed portrait of a band throwing out the rules and, almost accidentally, creating a warts-and-all paean to adolescence. Every one of these songs is torn up with the anxiety of youth, with growing up and seeking satisfaction, identity and love. Songs like "Gary's Got A Boner" and "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out" respectively contribute the struggle of being a teenager and the terror of being a child: no nuance or understanding, all confusion and mixed emotions. Completing the picture, "Androgynous" and "Unsatisfied" (perhaps my two favourite songs on here) reveal the substance behind the band's style. They're honest, direct and heartaching pleas for a more straightforward life, while the finale, "Answering Machine" becomes a wider call into the void for any kind of answer. The fade-out gives an impression that none is coming, but the Replacements will keep asking the questions. There's so much going on in "Let It Be"'s lean 33 minutes: it's perfectly paced and structured so that not a second is wasted, and it is never boring. The last few weeks, as I've listened track by track and discovered the hidden joys of each song, have been wonderful. "Let It Be" has reminded me how energising it can be to discover a new favourite, and fall in love with music in all its messy ways.

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5

This is the band that knows the simple joys involved with hanging around long enough for Last Call. Nothing quite beats People Watching, and the Mats might have invented it. Why go home when Gary's popped himself a boner and all that's waiting for you is an answering machine? And besides, Tommy's worried about having his tonsils removed. Bonus points for the Peter Buck guitar solo on "I Will Dare" and a great Kiss cover. Ride for the Deluxe edition to enjoy more covers.

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5

Bangers. The lot of them. 4.5 rounding up to five. I hate that I never fully listened before and shout out to Laura Jane for exposing me to Androgynous.

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5

A high school Staple for me. Love how you can hear the band beginning to shed their hardcore skin. Love how this band clashes melody into raging guitars. Androgynous was light years ahead of it’s time.

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Descobriment total. Havia escoltat algun tema seu, el nom sempre ha aparegut com a una de les grans influències dels grups de rock alternatiu de finals dels 80 i principis dels 90, com Pixies o Nirvana. Però mai havia escoltat cap àlbum seu. I deu n'hi do quina sorpresa. M'ha agradat molt aquesta barreja de punk amb rock i balades, la veu trencada del cantant, les progressions de les guitarres. Un disc súper entretingut i ple de bons temes. Em deixa amb ganes d'escoltar més d'ells.

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5

Rock gostoso demaaaaais

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Old school rock that makes my feet dance. Androgynous is possibly the best track on the record, but some tracks like Answering Machine and 20th century boy come close

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5

One of my favorite albums

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5

Brillante. Canciones eternas, ritmo perfecto, frases contundencia, el punto justo de gilipollez, ideas brillantes musicalmente, canciones ideológicamente avanzadas. 9.5 o 10. Ahí ahí.

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5

loved it

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5

Actually liked this one a lot!

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Love this one

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5

Classic

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5

aw man, i’m a sucker for the 80’s really fun album, my favorite song has to be Androgynous, that piano with the vocals were just beautiful to listen to, and the lyrics were really sweet and warmed my heart, the message was based as fuck, like the idea of gender is arbitrary and we should be able to where whatever we want wether it be masculine, feminine or something else. Really nice song :) really ahead of its time. Sixteen Blue also had some really pretty instrumentals, great song. I loved the rest of the album too, great hard rock. I’ll give it a 9/10.

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5

How have I not heard this before? Stunning.

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5

One of my top five of all time. Amazing album.

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5

Awesome rowdy fun.

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5

Full disclosure; I bloody love the replacements and how much they influenced so many of my favorite bands today. no many Indie Rock bands (although they'd describe themselves as punk) could get away with a Kiss cover (Black Diamond) in the middle of the album, but it ends up being pure rock thunder! Unsatisfied, Androgynous, Sixteen blue and Answering Machine are cries from the heart that I instantly connected with on first listen and identified the replacements as a band for misfits everywhere. His cracked pained vocals are beyond compare. Even the nod back to early more silly punky stuff like "Gets its tonsils out" and "Garys got a bone" still have an immense amount of heart. Love it. 5/5

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5

Great album. Listen to it loud

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5

Verrassend album! Leuke riffs en stevig met momenten

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5

One of my favourite albums from the 80s. It's got all the energy of punk but clearly some brilliant melodic songs underneath. They might have been huge in the 90s alternative scene

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Never really heard of them before, now I'm not sure how! Sound like an Australian clash-influenced proto-nirvana - I was astounded to find they were from the USA. Really enjoyed it, and was nice to see what the rock kids were listening to when the pop and indie kids were in charge of the charts. Definitely going to listen to more of their stuff, and read more about them too. Wonderful

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5

This was surprisingly youthful and raw. Soft, aggressive, pensive, and driven. Good surprise.

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5

I love an album with a strong identity, and this has the feeling of coming-of-age in spades. Not only in the lyrics; somehow the music seems to carry it too. Excellent energy, emotion, and solid variety too. This one will be sticking in my mind for a long while.

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5

My heart has been broken by two girls who loved Paul Westerberg. I cannot argue with what my heart wants.

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5

It's an interesting sound, but in my case not very fond of punk.

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5

This is great. Will definitely be checking out more of their stuff.

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5

One of the essential drunk albums The big riff halfway through Seen Your Video is one of the most thrilling things in music Most bands work hard to seem cool. These guys couldn't care less and thus speak to the young idiot fuckup in me and I suspect many others. As Pynchon said somewhere I can't remember, being in a rock band is the last just profession.

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5

Very mature album on this band transition to alt rock. Good one for building up energy on your day.

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5

The album that screws with your expectations. Starts off New Wave-esque, then reveals itself as hardcore punk the next track, taking this the extreme in "We're Coming Out" sounding like the Bad Brains. And yeah, it's funny, loud, and engaging, continuing this trend with the next track. It's a fantastic blend of high energy and easy melodic riffs. And then they tell you to screw yourself with "Androgynous," coming out of nowhere is a piano ballad that sounds like a guy on the brink of tears playing in a deserted club. That almost continues to "Black Diamond" but the drums kick in a half minute later and it starting sounding like a glam metal track, but the guy still sounds like he's about to cry, I don't know what to make of it, but it rocks. "Unsatisfied" is probably my favorite but future me don't quote me on this, I really like most of them. "Seen Your Video" is a rocking instrumental but tricks you by having lyrics. I don't get how they could put so much quality in all their tracks; it's frankly scary and impressive. None of these songs are even just decent, and yet there's no repetition at all. I've always heard about these guys but this is my first time playing them, and I'm thoroughly impressed. They have something for everyone here, and they're so open and inviting for the audience to join in. If you just listened to the instrumentals, you'd enjoy it. If you just read the lyrics like poetry, you'd enjoy it. Doesn't matter what genre of rock you like, there's something anyone will enjoy. I don't care if you're a fan of Elton John, Guns n Roses, Sum 41, or Megadeth: there's something. It's not one of my favorite albums yet since I've only just heard them yesterday, but I don't see any reason not to give a perfect score here.

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5

This album defies genre. It opens with new wave, and progresses through tinges of punk, hardcore, and even crosses over into power ballad territory. This album has been immensely influential and it is rightfully seen as one of the greatest albums of the 80s

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5

One of my favorite 80's albums ever. So many great tracks on here. Funny, because I listened to this album again the day before this popped up.

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5

It took some months to appreciate it, but Let It Be is a perfect album. Its songs grew on me after each listen and it is now part of my playlist. The rhythm in I will dare is perfect -I think that Peter B from REM played the solo- other songs like Androgynous, Answer Machine, are also bangers. The Replacements are a special band, indeed. A group of intriguing people with whom you’d like to suffer and laugh with.

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4

this albums a little inconsistent. half of it is like garage rock punk rock bullshit that has some nice guitar tones but feels a little weak and lame, the other half is a bit lighter and honestly better. my fav stuff on here is the couple of jangle pop-y songs they are Quality. honestly i might just like jangle pop? worth exploring more. nothing here is rly bad anyways but its split between like amazing and light 8. album discussion over

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4

Tuli fiilis, että tää oli grungen edelläkävijä tai ainakin grunge ottanut vaikutteita. Hyvä levy ja meni tallennetuille soittolistoille

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4

Paul Westerberg's voice is so cool. Best track: Unsatisfied

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4

This took a second listen, but I really loved this. Just a very kick-ass punk/post punk album. Definitely feels like it inspired Nirvana and The Strokes. 4.5 Stars

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4

Another cool post-punk pre-alternative album. I thought this one was interesting. There are times when it sounds like Bruce Springsteen, albeit with much different subject matter. It's easy to see the seeds of a lot of the music I grew up with in the 90s in this album. It goes by really fast, but every song is solid 4/5

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4

Cool album. loved the first 5 tracks or so then it got mostly just "ok"

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4

1st half is just ok aside from "Androgynous." 2nd half saves it. Important record, but a weird one.

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4

This was really good and exactly why I am enjoying doing this whole thing. Never heard of this album before but really liked it.

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4

Really rad. Timeless piece on gender and a very dated bit on answering machines.

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4

Eddie Vedder / Pearl Jam vibes all over it, especially on Sixteen Blue (also my highlight). Answering Machine and 20th Century Boy were also cool. I think I preferred all the outakes/demos over the final tracks, especially Answer Machine and Sixteen Blue.

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4

Pretty good. Heard a few of the songs. Funny I never knew they were from Mpls. I'd say like a 3.5 or so. I Will Dare is probably my favorite track, following Unsatisfied. There's enough heart here that makes me push it up to 4. Live woulda been sick.

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4

Owned this years ago, I can't remember the format, probably cassette given the time, anyway I don't have it anymore. I really loved it though and listening again after many years it definitely holds up.

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4

It’s good but I really don’t understand all the boners people get

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4

This was excellent I thought - listened twice. I recognised two songs anyway, but enjoyed the rest too. Light rock and tuneful

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4

The first few tracks didn't grab me, but I eventually got there. I feel like I gotta throw some love to the Replacements becuase they're a minnesota band that the scene loves, but I've never been too familiar with em. The back half of this album is where it really shines to me - especially obviously Androgynous, plus Black Diamond and Unsatisfied. Also really loved the long jam for 2/3 of Seen Your Video. You can really hear the energy of these punks even as they're writing more sincere songs using not just aggression. || A great album with a few duds from a cool band that made an impact on the scene and music as a whole. Feels like a textbook 4, so that's what it's getting from me.

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4

Great discovery! Heard of them before but this was the first tune truly exploring them, and they are a cool band! Unique guitar work and melodies, while rooted in punk rock.

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4

Punkish rock, nice crunchy guitars, some dissonance and interesting arrangements. A little depressing and angry.

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4

Happy!

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4

Pretty good post punk. Lyrics are shockingly modern and woke.

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4

Naming this album Let It Be and then doing a Kiss cover (Black Diamond) on it told me a lot about the mentality of this band, and that I just thought they were funny. Westerberg's voice is so ragged that it gives a sort of desperation to all of his songs. I feel its particularly effective on the slower more tender tracks like "Androgynous," and "Unsatisfied." Gives them a lot of sincerity. One of my favorite artists does a great cover of "Androgynous" so I was already a big fan of that song, but other standouts for me were "I will Dare," and "Unsatisfied." Very cool to hear what it sounds like when a bunch of punks are breaking out of their punk chains and writing heartfelt songs.

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4

Excellent.

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4

Solid and more varied than most punk outings

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4

When it came to music, my dad always used to say say “you don’t know what you love, you love what you know”, and I’ve known this album for a long time. It has a familiar comfort that brings me me back to my college days. A lot of good songs, but for me the highlight is their cover of the KISS classic “Black Diamond”. 3.5 and of course you round up!

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4

Its always refreshing to recognize the first song off an album, particularly when you are not expecting it. I Will Dare was definitely the standout on the album. 3.5 but going to round up because nothing else grabbed me like the first song but still good overall

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4

Heerlijk, deze band had ik al wel eerder willen leren kennen.

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4

Theres a lot of fun to be had on this album, with really only the first and last songs being my complaints here. Most of the album I found a mix of endearing punk, alt, and indie influences

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4

Your parents will HATE these guys! Edgy, loud, proud, punk rock (kinda)! There's a lot of energy packed into this album and I can respect it. It also has a certain amount of polish not normally found in most albums like it, so it's got a lot going for it imo. Yeah, this kicks ass.

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4

Finally an album i've listened all the way through before! It's great, and its influence on indie music in general was huge.

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4

I liked this!

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4

If I had never heard The Replacements before I probably would have thought it was a 90s album. Can hear their influence in a lot of 90s and 00s indie rock. Weezer, Cake, I guess the Pixies too but they were only a few years later. Fun album, 4 stars.

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4

I love Paul Westerberg

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4

Good album all the way through and very different sounding throughout. Lyrically good. Not as exciting as I hope post-punk to be but thats ok

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4

Didn’t realise Unsatisfied was by them.

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4

Let It Be looms large among '80s rock albums, generally regarded as one of the greatest records of the decade. So large is its legend and so universal its acclaim that all the praise tends to give the impression that the Replacements' fourth album was designed as a major statement, intended to be something important when its genius, like so many things involving the 'Mats, feels accidental.There's just enough angst and tastelessness to have the album speak to teenagers of all generations and just enough complicated emotion to make this music resonate with listeners long past those awkward years, whether they grew up with this album or not.

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4

Хз, тоже самое что предыдущий. Звучание бодрое, но посыл я так и не вкурил

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4

A N D R O G Y N O U S Fun album and a great read on Wikipedia. These guys are too cool for their own good

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4

cutesy

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4

Nice album, bad quality

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4

Sick

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4

Head bobbin to it. Rocking. Sick vibe to it

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4

Pretty great album. Would listen again.

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4

Banging post-punk with funny but still meaningful lyrics. Definitely can see the influence down the line.

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4

It was overall solid, a good mix of "alternative" (pre-dating the musical style) and punk music. There's a few songs I really dug, and I can definitely see the influence on alternative music from the '90's.

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4

Not heard of this before… for some reason I always thought they were an Irish blues band. I enjoyed this album… definitely listen again!

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4

Enjoyed this! Will be digging in to more of their stuff for sure

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4

Punk possibilitando ter melodia

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4

Enjoyed this. Dodgy 80s production and a couple of duds, but good stuff.

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4

4/5 - Good, but muddied

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4

Andro. Rte Bayou St John

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4

Really good album.

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4

Fucking class

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Je tenais dans un premier temps à m'excuser de la lenteur avec laquelle j'écris mes reviews ces temps-ci. Mon temps libre s'est vu ces derniers jours limité par des problèmes pour certains judiciaires. Vous avez peut-être aperçu dans la presse une photo de moi frappant une de mes élèves en plein cours de français. Si je ne déments pas les faits, j'appelle chacun à faire preuve d'esprit critique et à prendre connaissance du contexte dans lequel cet incident s'est deroulé. L'élève en question portait un pull à l'effigie de Morrissey et ne cessait de répéter que chacun préférait sa propre race. Des paroles que je condamne évidemment, et que j'ai voulu sanctionner par une ribambelle de coups de poings bien que le droit allemand ne le permette pas. The Replacements a été la belle surprise de cette semaine, j'ai donc décidé de leur donner la note de 4. Néanmoins, et là je m'adresse aux personnes qui ont créé ce site internet, si vous faites l'erreur de classer cet album et donc cette note dans la catégorie punk, ça va très mal se passer.

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4.1 - Took me more than a week and several listens to form an opinion on this. It's not a sound I prefer immediately but I quickly recognized that there's something special here. I really love some of these songs. Above all, "Androgynous" is just such a testament to tolerance and empathy - for 1986, it feels decades ahead of its time. "Answering Machine" captures the moody insecurity when we allow technology to separate us. There are also some fun bops - "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out."

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4

First ever listening. I like it a lot. There's a bit of the Clash there, and other inflluences too, but they do their own thing.

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4

Fascinating album - ahead of their time in so many ways; lyrical content, song structure, atmosphere - could be a college band from the nineties. Definitely a band and album to explore further.

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4

Some notes before starting, looks like a generic 80s Bon Jovi style rock band based on the cover. Short album, 11 songs at 2-4 minutes apiece, and Gary's Got a Boner is an amazing song title. Alright let's start listening. I'm liking the guitars here, singer has a bit of a punk rasp, this almost seems like very early pre-grunge seems more 90s than 80s. Good energy, I'm definitely digging this. A few slower tunes, kind of reminds me of the Pogues in a way. Overall good album, definitely not what I expected at first was pleasantly surprised.

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4

Rough and rusty. I really enjoyed every chapter’s element of surprise, especially the slow burning ‘unsatisfied’.

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4

definitely more fun than i expected. answering machine is a great closer. unsatisfied is a gem

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4

Un popurrí curioso de rock-indie-punk... Me ha gustado.

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4

Great album. Heard the name before, but never gave them a good listen. Glad I did

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4

A really good album post punk can be very divisive but this is just good music played well it doesnt soften too much that it loses its roots

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4

Some catchy lyrics

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4

1984 - Rock, Punk rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock, College rock

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4

My tee time is at 1!

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4

Man, I'd love to just go drive around and listen to these songs. Love that tone.

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4

Genuinely fun listen, very pop-oriented by modern standards and something I imagine influenced a lot of the alt-rock and post-punk artists of the 2000's and 2010's. Nice little flavor bursts of blues/folk influences sprinkled throughout too, which was surprising.

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4

Whoa, nice! I've heard this one before, I had to check it out after I became obsessed with "Unsatisfied." These guys are a great indie punk-ish band with a lot of talent, though in my ears the gulf between "Unsatisfied" and pretty much everything else on the album is pretty wide. That's not to say I didn't enjoy a lot of the album though, because I did! I have a strong attachment to that one track, as well as "Bastards of Young" (not on this album) due to their appearance in Adventureland, one of the greatest movies ever made. I enjoyed more tracks than I remember liking the first time around, and that's a great thing. Really dig this one. Favorite tracks: Unsatisfied, Favorite Thing, Sixteen Blue, Black Diamond, Androgynous. Album art: Really like this one, blue scale band photo on the roof of a suburban house. As all punky type rock bands should do. 4/5

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4

Som punk maneiro

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4

a decent punk album with very nice lyrical content

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4

Who are they replacing hey? Kurt Zouma kicked a cat, should they replace him at West Ham? Thomas Muller sold some horse spunk, should they replace him at Bayern Munich? SHACK never writes any reviews, should they replace him in this group? You decide.

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4

Gloriously sloppy, rockin, perceptive,juvenile, sensitive. The Replacements here are all that and more. Favorite Thing, Unsatisfied, Tommy Got His Tonsils Out, Androgynous, and even Black Diamond(a Kiss cover). Are they the world’s best rock band or a bunch of hard drinking idiots? Yes they are!

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4

Like the Beatles but a couple decades older I guess

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4

#16. More punky than I expected

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4

Ah heck yeah! I'd completely forgotten the Replacements existed, thank you album generator :D

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4

This was a fun listen.

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4

Alright rock n roll vibes, guess they didn’t blow up

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4

Genre: Alternative Rock 4/5 Upon receiving yet another 80s alt rock album, I was in a rather sour mood going into this, praying that it was anything other than what I've been given so far in this exercise. To my surprise, this was a very enjoyable album, that certainly goes beyond just a standard alt rock label. This album has quite the variety. Songs like We're Comin' Out pack a hell of a punch and include some really outrageous solo work, songs like Black Diamond which have guitar tones that sound like they were ripped from albums of the future, and songs like Sixteen Blue which is so proto-Nirvana it's scary. This album kept me entertained the entire way through. They'd throw you a ballad, then go ahead and sing Gary's Got a Boner. Not a perfect album, but a surprisingly enjoyable listen, and one I'll certainly come back to in the future.

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4

THIS IS SO PUNK ROCK

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4

You know, that wasn't bad at all. Kinda poppy, kinda punk, all-around enjoyable. Quite liked it.

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4

Definitely one that deserves another listen

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4

I don't know how I completely missed this. An excellent album.

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4

Good energy. Captured the alt sound of the time as well as any group.

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4

Ok

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4

With one foot out the punk door and one foot in what would become the alternative scene, The Replacements provided a template for what would happen when a band gets captured not in the throes of dissolution but in the moment where things begin to look up. 33 minutes of pendulum swinging punk ferocity and pensive perspective that's rightly regarded as one of the best examples of 80s rock. Favorites: I Will Dare, Androgynous, Black Diamond, Unsatisfied, Seen Your Video, Sixteen Blue.

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4

Mediocre punk with a couple bangers mixed in.

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4

Not my favourite Replacements album but still really good. Love the Kiss cover. Androgynous and Unsatisfied are classics all in a a very enjoyable album 4 🌟

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I'm not a *huge* fan of this band, but *Let It Be* is the perfect midway point in their story, between their early hardcore punk shenanigans and their more pop-sounding rockers (without too much cheese here). And like someone else pointed out in the group, a song like Androgynous has lyrics that are still on point decades later (not to mention its atmosphere). A great example of what sorts of wonders adolescent angst can do in music. I would also add the punk band... Adolescents to that category, with their eponymous album. That one is *criminally* overlooked in this list (and many other ones like that !)... Number of albums left to review or just listen to:  more than 900, I've temporarily lost count here Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens:  approximately a half so far (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: a quarter Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): the last quarter

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Unfortunately, I did not know this group and it was missing in my musical knowledges. I found The Replacements to have a phenomenal energy, they are punchy and quirky while maintaining a very standard formula for a rock band. I loved it.

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4

One of the great "I'm an angry white American young man" albums out there. "I Will Dare", "Unsatisfied", "Androgynous" and "Answering Machine" are absolute classics, but the whole album is great. It was also ahead of its time both for the lyrics and the music. Grunge bands obviously took notes from The Replacements. I could go on for hours about that album, a real gem.

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4

sounds like it was literally recorded in a garage and i absolutely loved it

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4

Really great garage band vibe. Unpretentious

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4

Fun, rock and roll

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4

Not their best but still pretty good.

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I took a short break when this came up, mainly because I got a bit ill. Mind, I was also wondering what I wanted to say about this album. This album really did require several listens for me to comprehend my thoughts fully, but it turned out my opinion is not as effusive as the critical standard for Let It Be. This is not to slam the album. Much on the album to like, indeed love, and it's a firm 4-starrer. But US college rock has never seduced me. I can accept R.E.M. did a few worthwhile albums in the 80s, but I'm not going to cream my jeans over every song they produced then. And The Replacements have a similar fault to R.E.M.: they are just a bit too clever-clever, rather than just clever. The title, on its own, stands right on the boundary of inspired and smug. The wilfully puerile Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out and Gary's Got a Boner, likewise, straddle that boundary with a nut on each side. But these and others, in aggregate, make the album a tiny bit irritating. Also, ask yourself this: can you sincerely, hand on heart, give 5 stars to an album that gives a songwriting credit to Ted Nugent?

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4

Nothing on this really stood out for me - it was nice, but not memorable. 7/10.

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4

Con buenas pinceladas de punk

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Rock/punk. Normal. Not really special

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4/8 Good coming-of-age album. Standout Tracks: We're Comin' Out, Black Diamond, Seen Your Video, Sixteen Blue, Answering Machine

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3

Low 3

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Solid album overall, felt like standard 80's punk

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Fedt Punk album meget korte Numre med høj energi. Nogle af numrene er lidt irriterende. ligger Et sted mellem 3 og 4 stjerner.

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3

Surprisingly likeable post punk album

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I've never heard this album before or any songs on it. pretty good punk rock album.

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Would definitely love this for a road trip

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This was pretty good! Never heard of them before, sounded 90s so was surprised to find it was early 80s

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I really like the lead track/single I Will Dare. I like punk rock but appreciate that they expanded their sound here a bit. Has some nice moments but as an album it hangs together pretty loosely. Hearing where Kurt Cobain may have drawn some inspiration for vocals.

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It was ok I guess.

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Wish I liked this more, them being from Minneapolis and all, but I just don't find their music very interesting or exciting, in general or on this album.

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This was fine... not good, not bad.

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La banda en que estaba Paul Westerberg no puede fallarte (aunque sus dos canciones en la banda sonora de Singles son muy especiales para la generación del grunge). Este disco es parte de los cimientos que vinieron luego. Androgynous y Unsatisfied entre lo mejor del disco.

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Not bad Brit rock

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Ikke vært innom Replacements før. Varierende album. Unsatisfied er drit - tydeligvis her Kurt Cobain har lært å gnåle. Black Diamond-coveren er ok. Perfectly Lethal allright.

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Good - but not really my vibe

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Highlight - Black Diamond Lowlight - Answering Machine

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Of its time

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De meer punk-nummers kan ik niet zoveel mee, maar de wat melodieuzere nummers zijn zeker wel ok.

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Seen Your Video and Sixteen Blade were highlights

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Helemaal gedraaid maar niet helemaal gevallen nog, maar zeker niet slecht; nog een keertje proberen!

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Gary got a boner

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I wasn’t sure about this on first listen but by the second time I was really quite enjoying it ! ***

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punk-y lighthearded garage band-y. Didn't resonate with me super well

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I like this. Definitely raw, but enjoyable. Sounds very early 80's. Androgynous is ace. Piano / singing. Noice.

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Good, could probably end up being a 4

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Sin pena no gloria

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Meh. While a skilled album, I didn’t connect with it.

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3

Pretty solid album. Good variety. Punk inflected rock. My favorites are the less punk, more overly sentimental ballads Androgynous and Unsatisfied. A few songs faded into the background for me. 3 or 4.

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Struggled to rate this one - felt like I enjoyed it a bit more than the Byrds album and other 2's, but didn't feel it was up there with the 4's. If only there was a number that fit between those two. Unsatisfied gives me a Bryan Adams feel Saved: I Will Dare, Unsatisfied

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a vibe for sure, super 80s post punk, some weird songs like Gary with a boner lmao. I see the appeal and enjoyed it a good bit.

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Somehow I have never listened to this. Couple of punk tracks here, but much of it is alt-rock being shaped by a punk legacy. I can get along with that. Listened to it three times and it's a grower. "Androgynous" and "Unsatisfied" have a haunting melancholy about them. Towards the end of the album, "Gary's Got a Boner" is shit, and the next track "Sixteen Blue" is also a weak point. But then they wrap up with the insanely memorable "Answering Machine". It's slightly uneven up to this point too. I'm going to give it 3.5 and not feel too bad, because it already made the collage.

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Bit tedious after a while

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вот это уже пободрее, треки 7, 9, 10, 11 прям неплохо, можно сразу в стражи галактики или в саундтрек флатаута

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Приятная штука, в принципе. Раскачивает маленько. Аранжировки и композиционное построение небанальные. Но нет мысли, что слушаешь что-то охуенное, эпохальное, к чему захочется возвращаться. Black Diamond уху мила, но, оказалось, ковёр на Kiss.

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довольно проходной роцкенрол хуй пойми для кого. ну то есть понятно, что 1001 альбом не так просто отобрать, автоматом запихиваешь всё шо плюс-минус норм, но всё же. Первая половина особенно калит, сильно уж банальный и местами слишком развесёлый брытпоп, слушать который не закатив глаза невозможно. со второй половины становится поинтереснее, но всё же шедевром назвать трудно. в целом можно описать как средней удачности симбиоз Television и Violent Femmes, но до первых не дотягивают по сонграйтингу и хукам, а до вторых — по ебанутости и разудалому настроению. Середняку — середнячья оценка, 3/5.

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Solid 80s band. Never heard of them....glad I have now.

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It was good, but nothing special.

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Not the biggest fan of punk/post-punk stuff but this album spreads itself between genres quite well, albeit a little too much. Great listen and some great lyrics, too.

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3

It was fine

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I loved this when I was a teenager. It's still fun but definitely less interesting. Jangly indie punk with some nice songs writing and shouty singing.

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Some songs reminded me of the strokes and jet before they (the replacements) started singing really fast.

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Yeah enjoyed this American pop-punk.

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I have never heard of this band so was interested to listen. It surprised. I had heard Crash Test Dummies’ version of Androgynous, had no idea it was a cover!

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3

Solid. Would like to give it another listen

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Very enjoyable album. I like it!

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3/5 niceish album, but not enough

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Good, I like the second half of the album best. The first was to punky ;)

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Way more 'punk' than i was expecting. Thought it was going to be more 80's new wave-y, but was mostly more of an early crusty punk sound. Pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it.

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I always thought of The Replacements as a full on punk band, but this album takes me back to hearing rock songs on FM radio when I was a kid. Maybe not quite that polished and easy listening, but certainly post punk.

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3

Not bad! Surprisingly didn’t mind it

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Largely enjoyable, but it didn't blow me away. I liked the queerness of it, so bonus points for that.

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3

Early punk sound, some good songs, sounded repetitive

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Starts off as forgettable, progresses into really bland always-shouting scratchy thrash punk, and I almost gave up on it. But then it had variety. Some slow ballads, Album was all over the map. Some good stuff in there. A little for everyone. I might even revisit some specific tracks later.

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Pretty good album, but it mostly felt very similar to a lot of other punk rock records in the 80s. Nothing too crazy, but overall solid.

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Qui dit groupe en The dit album absolument médiocre et oubliable. En hommage à tous les The oubliés, j'ai décidé de procéder à une review de silence.

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Couple weird ones

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weird and jagged and sloppy. unsatisfied is the best jam on this boy.

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For post punk, at least it didn’t piss me off. Seems a bit like a cross between too many things. Halfway between The Clash and Nirvana, T-Rex meets Guns ‘n’ Roses. Maybe doesn’t have a load of personality of its own

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3

Meh

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Cool, likeable, fuzzy, indie bop-along jangle.

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Weird vocals

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Bit of a mixed bag but ultimately Quite Good

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3

Was fine

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Pretty alright album with some catchy songs. No songs recognized

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Another punk going alternative rock album. The bridge between the two genres viewed at another angle. And while Pixies introduced some new elements in "Surfer Rosa", The Replacements made a "more sincere" work in their pretty decent coming-of-age album, "Let It Be" four years earlier. Most of the tracks are still as messy and as edgy as most punk songs that I know. And I unsurprisingly didn't enjoy most of them. The theme ranges from childishly fun (songs about somebody's tonsils or boners, for example) to mature and serious (a non-binary love story, for instance). And the signature punk energy weaves all of those tracks, creating such a solid statement, despite it's messy sounds. Not something that I would listen to again, but definitely a fun ride.

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80s pop/punk

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Good early punkish 3

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Skemmtileg plata.

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It was ok. Very inconsistent. Some excellent tracks, and some downright shitty ones.

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3.5/5 Best songs: I will dare Black diamond Androgynous

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It's alright; couple of good songs, couple of crap songs. Middle of the road for me.

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Running through a whole range of styles. Plenty of nods to their influences. Some strong songs but others irritating.

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Not really my jam, but some decent songs.

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I like the rawness of the album.

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aighttt

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Hameryczkowy strik sie rozpoczyna, trzecim studyjnym krazkiem punkowej bandy the replacements, ktora kojarze, ale nie wiem skad, a nawet na plejce cos juz od nich mam, co do samego let it be to znaczaco wychodzi poza punk, celujac gatunkowo juz w post punk, a w niektorych momentach indyjski rock, gdzie lomotanie na gitarkach i giberisz zostal zastapiony brzmieniami klawiszy i mandoliny, jak na openingowym i will dare, featurujacy gitarkowo pana Bucka z remu, trak solidnie otwiera ten dosc krotki, bo 33 minutowy album, na 11 kawalkach banda porusza tematy zarowno typowe dla gatunku, czyli nie dawanie szitu czy to na zwiazki romantyczne, czy tez zawodowe, zwiazki telewizji z muzyka popularna, czy zwiazki mlodosci, a nawet zwiazki z dokturami, ale czuc ze motywem przewodnim ma byc tutaj okres dorastania, wiec bedzie o wyobcowaniu dziwnych jednostek, song o lpgtqw+ zanim stalo sie to modne, pierwszych milosciach, seksach lub jego braku, solidnie zapelnione 33 minuty materialu, gdzie jeszcze znalazlo sie miejsce na covera, to jest black diamond od kissa, rozszerzone wersje maja rowniez inne covery w tym takze od t rexa, podobno banda chciala tym jeszcze bardziej niz przebierankami w damskie fatalaszki rozezlic purystow punkowych, ale ciekawa banda, bo trzymala sie tego o czym spiewala, czuc ze grali tak jak chcieli i brzmi to autentycznie, zarowno o migdalkach jak o wystepach w cyrku, ktorymi mialy byc koncerty zespolu, na plejke dodam dwa pierwsze utwory, ale cala plyta jest na tyle kompaktowa, ze dobrze sie tego slucha w jednym posiedzeniu, wiec obok i will dare laduje favorite thing

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Interesting album to kick off the week. I liked these guys...punk rock meets regular rock but also sounding british. I really liked Unsatisfied and the rest just flowed through as I was working. Hope they are being safe up on that roof.

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Balancing wild punk with a rare soft side, The Replacement’s Let It Be may lack the hits of future albums, but it does an okay job of introducing the group as not just another rock outfit.

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Wel lekker heur, gewoon beetje standaard rock

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when i find myself in times of trouble garys boner talks to me. imagine the scenario where someone who doesn't know music gets recommended they should listen to let it be as its up there as one of the best albums ever and they find this. they're either going to disown the recommender or they're gonna drown themselves in sleeveles stonewashed denim and get tattoos of springsteen and bon jon bovi. 'Born living on the stairs!'

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Highlight - Black Diamond Lowlight - Answering Machine

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Meh but listenable

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I don't hate this. I also don't love this. All the songs are nice and up tempo but they're all very similar in their energy and there isn't really anything going on that peaks my interest. Solid meh from me.

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It was fine.

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I've heard of, but never really sat down and listened to, The Replacements. The album cover looks like we'll be getting unpretentious working class rock and roll. Looking at the track list, 17 songs, goodness. Oh wait, no, I got an expanded version. There's only 11 songs really. Whew. Giving it a listen I hear reasonably simple listenable arrangements, high energy level in places quite punky, emotional some silliness plenty of angst, somewhat rough overall. I think I would have liked them a lot when I was younger, too bad I didn't discover them then. Favorites: We're Comin' Out, Androgynous.

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Some songs are really good, some of them are not enjoyable but it's an okay album

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Didn’t hate.

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Pretty ok, didn't light my fire

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This album is that transition through your twenties from rebel punk to something more akin to a self-aware adult. There's plenty of playfulness in the lyrics that show adolescences isn't all angst. It is weird and something comes of it. The album also has enough changes in musical elements to feel whole and interesting. Enjoyed it overall.

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I'm being a bit generous here because I really want to like the Replacements more than I think I do. A bit gruff and ready for me.

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The replacements are a bit like that TV show with the young snotty boys looking for relationships in all the wrong ways, I think it was The Inbetweeners. Interesting at first

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Good album with nice riffs and rythms. I did not get a boner like Gary, but I might have enjoyed it enough to return to it again someday.

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Replacements are a bridge band for me - I don't like punk but can appreciate a ton of the energy and the bands that flirt with that aesthetic (of course like the Replacements, Clash, early Goo Goo Dolls). So the best songs here are super catchy and fun and yeah holy cow listen to Goo Goo Dolls Hold Me Up and Superstar Car Wash and you can hear the strong Replacements influence. The best songs. First two are great - "I Will Dare" and "Favourite Thing" but then comes "We're Comin' Out" - the first 90 seconds of that are unlistenable. Noise/shit with no emphasis on even basic songwriting - I strongly dislike this. So much back and forth on this damn album - track 5 "Androgynous" is a cool piano ballad out of left field that even with its low-fi feel (usually an immediate skip for me) has a nice back-of-the-barroom sound to it. Probably need to note somewhere in here (uh...here) that Paul Westerberg's voice sometimes is like listening to Drano. I think I'm a Replacements greatest hits kinda fan; I hear a lot of great things on this album but a *lot* of hit and miss. Too much for me to have this album as a keeper but the best have the common thread of a great melody - more of that please. 6/10 3 stars.

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i thought it was alright but the singing bothered me after awhile and i just didn’t like it but i didn’t not like it so it was just eh

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Hardly original, but I can Let That Be.

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Good mix of that new wave punk. Few good tracks and a short album.

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This sounds like an album I’ll love in time but I can’t give that verdict in just one day so I’ll give it a neutral 3. It’s like a snotty less classy clash but with a lot of bite and layers.

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A mix of soft punk and soft rock and something in between. Not easy listening.

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1984: Androgynous, Unsatisfied, I Will Dare

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Should have taken their own advice, there’s another album with that name already ya na?

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It was okay.

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Nothing special

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Paikoitellen ihan toimivaa, mutta saattaa johtua muuten niin sysipaskasta viikosta :D

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I think these guys wanted to be British and about 8 years earlier. There are two decent songs here, Androgynous and Black Diamond. The rest of it is really quite annoying though, hence the low score. I couldn't wait for it to finish.

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OK 2.5+ Liked the weird sound effects on final track ‘Answering Machine’ the best

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Fun listen, not bad

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Forgettable

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Admittedly not all the time I put enough attention to these records, with this one I tried but to me seems quite irrelevant. Artistically speaking there is nothing to write home about but I guess they made a statement years ahead of their time, you go Replacements!

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I liked Seen your video the best, probably because it was mostly instrumental - good driving post punk music. The rest was not very exciting

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eh, its alright. really long tho. ik its extended

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They were loved at CKCU and I even bought their 87 release so I could listen to Alex Chilton over and over. It’s good that at this time they were (slowly) getting away from a punk sound on this LP, since it was 1984. Androgynous is interesting and probably didn’t appeal to their core audience, but it’s a bit lame melodically and the lyrics lack wit, and if I put it on a list of piano ballads I know it’ll probably come in last. Black Diamond and Sixteen Blue are more melodic and lass grungy but I'm not so crazy about stuff like Gary’s Gotta Boner and How do you Say Goodnight to an Answering Machine.

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Beetje te heftig om leuk te vinden

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Nee, ik word hier gewoon niet zo blij van.

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Hmm is a bit too loose and messy for my taste. Sloppy music.

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Some parts I enjoyed but punk never seems to strike a chord with me though I found this a less agonising punk album to listen to as it seemed to lean towards rock in areas. It was ok 2*

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Saved Prior: None Saved Off Rip: I Will Dare Cutting Edge: Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out, Androgynous, Seen Your Video Overall Notes: I really did not like this one on first listen, but I saw the appeal on second listen. Would've given it a one for sure after first listen, got bumped up to a 2 after a couple more listens. I do like I Will Dare a lot though.

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80s sound bit punky, no doubt influential for something but not something I will ever listen to

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"I Will Dare" is brilliant, there are one or two others that are good. But I don't see what's meant to make it so good.

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Лучше чем meat is murder, бодрее гораздо, но все равно стайлак не в моем стиле так сказатб.

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Ok

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Very Lane Kim angst.

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Not available on the music streaming platform I use.

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Started off promisingly but failed to hold my attention. Not bad, but not great either. It just didn't resonate with me.

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lol theres a song called Gary's got a boner

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Not super my type of music. I don't think it's bad, nor do I regret listening to it. But nothing really stuck with me.

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Much better punk groups exist than this.

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It was okay, nothing special in my opinion. 2/5 stars.

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Handful of good songs. Not as spectacular as people make it out to be. First of these albums I’ve heard previously.

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Not bad, sounds kind of like a post-The Police sound…very short and nothing stood out though

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Nothing to write home about.

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Fine.

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5/10

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Good songs but bad album, inconsistent

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I think Nirvana owe them some money. Extra star for song title "Gary's got a boner"

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Solid album, interesting to listen to but nothing to write home about

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maybe it was cooler at the time

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nie zo goe

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Didn’t like very well

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Dull. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for this one. 'Androgynous' is the most listened on this album and its just a generic 4 chord thing

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Wish this one had stuck closer to the crude, punkier tracks that showed real instrumental and thematic verve. The intermingling of piano ballads and slower pieces just killed all momentum and cohesion of the LP as a whole.

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Didn’t vibe

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Interessante Mischung, verwirrt mich. Referenzen die mir auf Anhieb einfallen: Smiths, Bad Brains, Boomtown Rats, Danzig. Ob gleich noch Klaus Lage kommt? Und auch Nirvana haben ganz offensichtlich gut hingehört. Wäre sicher erhellend, mehr Kontext zu dieser von Namen ja gar nicht so selten gesehen Band zu haben, aber … wir hören hier jetzt seit einem Jahr fast jeden Tag ein neues Album von neuen Interpreten. Manchmal wird man müder und öfters wird es egaler.

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Perfekter Werkzeugkasten für einen alternativen „Reality Bites“ Soundtrack. Teils schlimme Metall‘eske Nummern („Black Diamond“), aber auch ganz gutes softes Material („Androgynous“) wird geboten. Aber kein aus Aufsehen meinerseits 2.2

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A great example of one of those albums that, at my age, I shrug and turn off halfway through. It's decent, but it ain't for me.

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Good punk music with a little pinch of the 80's sound in it, but overall, a good album.

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Meh

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Is it punk?

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did not like it.

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Was ok but different

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Not really a fan, but I try to be.

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I so wanted to be a Replacements fan. But I just don't see the attraction. Average songs, annoying vocals, minimal musical talent displayed. How this album got highly ranked by Spin and Rolling Stone magazines I will never understand. Highlights: Cover of T-Rex's "20th Century Boy", cover of Grass Roots "Temptation Eyes". Says a lot when best songs are covers. D+

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Un punk tranquillo, ascoltabile. Un po' piatto però

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Nicely heartfelt singing. Melodic punky. Pretty rough and ready.

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Two punk albums in as many days. Pixies were better.

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I didn't really like it, though I do like their song Alex Chilton, from a different album.

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I know I've heard the Replacements before, but I don't know what. I like the Crash Test Dummies' cover of "Androgynous" and the version of that track on this album is good too. Some of the tracks were too noisy and musically incoherent. Most of the tracks were fighting to reach the okay level. I just don't think I can round up to 3 stars. I did not hate the album, but 8 out of 12 tracks got less than 3 stars.

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replace _this_

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Not the 'Let It Be' I expected the generator to throw up. It was ok but nothing special. I think it says a lot about the state of rock music in the 80s if this is considered to be one of the decade's best albums.

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This seems like a pretty typical alt/punk album. I'm not sure what makes it special, but I enjoyed most of it. This is the stuff I loved growing up, so my enjoyment of it was probably more nostalgia than anything.

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bad

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Te compromisloos, teveel geschreeuw en te rommelig. Wederom punk en noise heb ik nooit begrepen.

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It was ok

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Very uninspiring and extremely beige. It’s a rock album with nothing much going for it. You’ll be looking for something else to listen to by the halfway mark at least. 1 Star!

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Another stinker

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вообще не вкатило, то метал, то панк, определитесь ребятки, по жанрам прыгаете как по хуям! только первый трек дал муд поездки в кэмпервэне по хайвэю в вайоминге

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hmm

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Boring album. Poorly mixed

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Just not for me! Felt very simplistic and not particularly sonically interesting!

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Not able to finish listening

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It's not bad. It's just not for me.

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Next

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Not my type of music

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bueh!

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Crap

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Although I can appreciate the emotions and energy that went into creating this music, it simply is not something I find enjoyment in listening to.

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A forgettable album that doesn't appear to know what it wants to be, veering from punk to rock and roll to MOR. A couple of ok tracks.

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