Sunday, 13 October 2013

The Replacements - Let It Be

The Replacements - Let It Be (Twin/Tone, 1984). One of the greatest alternative rock albums you'll ever hear. Its rich diversity and Paul Westerberg's world class songwriting make for a non-stop, raucous and exhilarating ride. It's the sound of an energetic, snotty-nosed Minneapolis punk band growing up fast - harnessing everything they've lived and learnt and turning it into art. There's a distinct chemistry throughout and hooks so instinctive and natural they'll tattoo themselves on you forever - a dose of magical recklessness and chaos about the performances - an overriding sense that these four guys are too busy having fun to notice they've struck gold. It's timeless, endearing - so entertaining you'll never tire of hearing it.

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