I always think of the Replacements as a grittier REM. But on this one, they're straight punk rock. Good punk rock, as it happens!
Can't say for sure, but this must be a first or second album, eh?
(In case of a random record like this, and not like an OK-Computer random record, I think it's fine and dandy to expand the comments section to the broader subject of the band itself. Purists will disagree. But I tell them: fuck off, it's my thread.