The Replacements – Don’t Tell A Soul

How shitty this album is? That you’re a failure? That you tried your own route, and it didn’t work out, and it’s the early 90s and nobody gives a shit and you’re all alone? Whatever, they made a lot of money.

This album is hilarious because it’s a prototypical sell-out. Everybody welcome. 1-2 stupid, 3-4 dumb. A bunch of personality-free soft rock nothing songs made for AOR that didn’t even sell. But look at the album cover! SHHHHH! Don’t tell a soul! Don’t Tell A Soul! Don’t tell a soul? Why? What does that pertain to?

Really, it’s a bunch of ballads and soft rocker nothings, complete with strings all over the place for no reason. Maybe there are some good songs here, but it’s positively laughable, and nobody cares. “Talent Show” is cute, though. Also, there’s a decent song with Tom Waits. Zip-a-dee-doo-dah.

3/10

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