Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 241/500!
The Replacements signed with Minneapolis-based Twin/Tone Records in 1980. Over the next four years, the band helped shape the future of alternative rock with its "Left of the Dial" sound and notorious live shows, where the band often danced the razor's edge between brilliant and belligerent.
Rhino revisits the quartet's early years with this reissue of the 1984 album "Let It Be" on standard weight black vinyl.
Let It Be looms large among '80s rock albums, generally regarded as one of the greatest records of the decade. Nothing about Let It Be is clean; it's all a ragged mess, careening wildly from dirty jokes to wounded ballads to songs haunting in their power. 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.
Pressed on Vinyl for the First Time in Over 20 Years
1. I Will Dare
2. Favorite Thing
3. We're Comin' Out
4. Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out
6. Black Diamond
8. Seen Your Video
9. Gary's Got A Boner
10. Sixteen Blue
11. Answering Machine