Don't Tell a Soul

The Replacements - Don't Tell a Soul
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Based on 3 reviews
1989 Ratings: #130 / 222
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1989 Ratings: #201
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It would be easy to dismiss much of The Replacements' album, Don't Tell a Soul, as sort of generic alternative rock lacking the same energy and fire of the band's previous works. Maybe that's true, but we are looking back on history after the virtual cavalcade of alternative-rock-turned-adult-contemporary acts like Goo Goo Dolls, Soul Asylum, The Wallflowers, Vertical Horizon, Third Eye Blind, Semisonic, etc. - made - the sound generic with oversaturation and paint-by-the-numbers songwriting. ... read more


It’s alright I guess


This latter career release from The Replacements sounds toothless much of the time, plus a lot of these tracks come across rote - some of these same songs are even improved on the versions that surfaced on the recent archival compilation 'Dead Man's Pop'.

Despite its faults, even this album's influence can be mapped far into the 90s and beyond ('Achin to Be' sounds an awful lot like the Goo Goo Dolls and similar commercial 'soft alternative' acts).

Somewhere in the middle rating wise, so get ... read more

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Track List

  1. Talent Show
  2. Back to Back
  3. We'll Inherit the Earth
  4. Achin' to Be
  5. They're Blind
  6. Anywhere's Better Than Here
  7. Asking Me Lies
  8. I'll Be You
  9. I Won't
  10. Rock 'n' Roll Ghost
  11. Darlin' One

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Added on: January 14, 2013