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The Replacements: The Studio Albums 1981-1990

Album Review

Collection documenting one of the great indie rock’n’roll bands of the 80s.

Why weren’t The Replacements huge? Like R.E.M. huge, or Nirvana huge, or Guns N’Roses huge? They embodied the triple-distilled, sick, delinquent, messed up, American-whiskey essence of rock’n’roll. Sure, they got drunk on stage and swore a few times on TV, but when was infamy ever an impediment to the hall of fame?


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