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I love Let it Be but have heard the rest isn't as good. What do you guys think?
Tim has Hold My Life and Bastards of Young and those alone make it as good as Let It Be. Hootenanny is great and the two earlier gutter punk albums (Sorry Ma... and Stink) are both really fun.
I've still not heard anything after Tim tho. I'm sorta waiting until I have enough cash to order all eight of the reissues from amazon, so that I will receive them all in a big box and that day will be the greatest day of my life.
All Shook Down is definitely the weakest but it's pretty much just Paul Westerbergs first solo album.
But Yeah Don't Tell is probably my favourite after Let it Be (Which I doubt most people would agree with)
stick with those three and you will be fine.
other people have commented on the later material
so i'll give two snotty thumbs up to punka thrash tastic debut Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash and hilarious cod-hardcore EP Stink
which often gets overlooked as it was followed by the peerless Let It Be
take out the trash is my favourite I think. So of there bootlegs are worth digging up aswell. http://tinyurl.com/mats87 this is them pleased to meet me era. Amazing stuff :)
I haven't heard much of their earlier stuff actually, I probably should.
Let's do top 5 Replacemats songs. Mine:
Left Of The Dial
Can't Hardly Wait
Bastards Of Young/Alex Chilton/Androgynous (3 way tie)
The most consistent overall I think. Sorry Ma is a blast.
1) Johnny's Gonna Die (Sorry, Ma...)
2) Can't Hardly Wait (Pleased to Meet Me)
3) Left of the Dial (Tim)
4) We Know The Night (Don't Tell A Soul)
5) If Only You Were Lonely (B-Side of I'm In Trouble)
It's got one of the best closing 3 track runs ever recorded: Left Of The Dial, Little Mascara and Here Comes A Regular.
In some ways I prefer it to Let It Be. It's only the presence of Lay It Down Clown that spoils things slightly.
I'd say Tim was probably their best album.
Sorry Ma Forgot To Take Out The Trash and Stink are both very different, but totally rock and roll.
Hootenanny is a complete mess, but still has some cracking songs - Color Me Impressed may well be my favourite of their songs.
Pleased To Meet Me is a bit of a forced attempt to go mainstream but still has some cracking songs.
Not too sure about the final two albums but there's some good tunes on there.
Anyway, just go on Spofify and listen to them all!!
COLOUR ME IMPRESSED
n u shudl totally get stink cause it's like SSOOO RUDE lolface but also like yeah like tim is really good.