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  • Audio CD (February 23, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00000I40T
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,707 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. It's A Wonderful Lie
2. Self-Defense
3. Best Thing That Never Happened
4. Lookin' Out Forever
5. Born For Me
6. Final Hurrah
7. Tears Rolling Up Our Sleeves
8. Fugitive Kind
9. Sunrise Always Listens
10. Whatever Makes You Happy
11. Actor In The Street
12. Bookmark

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Few artists have been so revered and so lambasted simultaneously as Paul Westerberg. That's what happens when you front one of the greatest rock bands of the '80s (the punkish, youthfully disillusioned Replacements) and then can't reach such lofty heights again. Finally, with Suicaine Gratifaction, Westerberg stops trying to be that renegade rocker. Instead, his third solo effort is practically adult-sounding, a mostly somber collection of sweetly ragged folk and rock (often piano-based) that reveals the 38-year-old songsmith more comfortable in his own artistic skin than maybe anytime previously. Thankfully not too comfortable, for Westerberg is wondrous when sounding wounded and worn, which is often the case on this demon-confronting effort. The mostly solid Suicaine Gratifaction is maybe his best effort in a dozen years. --Neal Weiss

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The former Replacements leader returns to basement basics on this loose and lovely lo-fi effort. -- Entertainment Weekly

The minimalist melodies [Westerberg] ekes out from both piano and guitar are lovely and packed with feeling. -- People

Though often despairing, his introspective lyrics serve as reality checkups, not whine-fests. Tidy melodies and schmaltz-free vocals prevent regretful tunes from sinking into sentimentality. -- USA Today

Customer Reviews

Actor In The Street may be the darkest song that he ever wrote.
Michael
With each album in the Replacements he always changed and adapted his sound while keeping his fans in awe of songwriting.
kbfore
In between the aforementioned tracks are some decent efforts......there just isn't enough here to keep my interest.
R. Priebe

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 1, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Stop moaning about the demise of the greatest band of them all. Yeah, I lived the Replacements, I seen the Replacements, I still listen to 'Tim' and 'Let It Be'. Yeah, they are important to me and nobody will ever take that away from me.
Paul westerberg has produced an album here that most artists would die for, and all you seem to read is people saying 'sellout' Get a grip. Those days are gone and Westerberg has produced a classic album that he probably had to turn himself inside out for. Have you ever known an artist to hit you where it hurts, relate things that you wouldn't know where to start with, or be so brutally honest?
This album is great.
PS The Replacements were in a different age and to hark for their reformation is foolish. Lets just be thankful Paul is still around!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Bailey on June 21, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Simply the fact that the most stirring songs on this album are minimally produced further backs testament that Paul Westerberg is one of the greatest "bare-bones" songwriters to ever grace the popular music scene. "Best Thing That Never Happened" sounds like it was recorded from a car in the parking lot outside of the studio with a dictation cassette recorder, which only adds to it's impact. It's refreshing to be reminded that as long as songs are truly written with skill and heart, they don't need whistles and bells to move a listener. This is not the type of album one wants to just plop in the player and listen to passively while cleaning their apartment or driving their car. This is the kind of album that invites you to simply sit in a chair and LISTEN to it. I furthermore can't conceive of anyone listening to "Born For Me" without thinking of someone. This album in my opinion is a healthy dose of the real deal.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M. Casarino on May 8, 2004
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What can you say about an artist who begins an album with "I get up from a dream and I look for rain?" A former punk who doesn't let the drums kick in until track 3? A man who would steal the piano line from "The Way We Were," and then give that song the lyric "your world is a balloon to me, I poke a hole and see what's inside?" A guy who would write a song equating an actor with a Christ-like martyr?
You'd say he was an original, that's what.
"Suicaine Gratifaction" is Paul's best solo work to date - an intensely personal, genre-defying lo-fi album with incredible coherence. Paul loves his hooks, and delivers some great ones, along with his patented wordplay. He turns depression into black humor with "It's a Wonderful Lie" and "Sunrise Always Listens," gets exuberant with "Fugitive Kind" and "Lookin' Out Forever," goes romantic with "Born for Me," and then gets delivers a heartbreaking character-study, "Bookmark," that might be the most piercing, and melodic, song he's ever created.
Even the filler is good. "Best Thing that Never Happened" is overlong, but it has a great groove. "Tears Rolling Up Our Sleeves" can't quite justify its title, and "Final Hurrah" gets a little lazy - but B-level Westerberg is better than most artists A stuff. "Suicaine Gratifaction" is Paul's most complete and entertaining album - get it and rediscover what it means to be a true music fan.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Russell B. Farr on March 15, 2000
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A lot of Replacements fans won't like this one.
This album, Westerberg's third, is the album we all knew Paul had in him. It's the album by the Paul that gave us "Unsatisfied", "Answering Machine" and "Skyway", the simple songs from the heart. It's Paul playing to us from his kitchen, his living room, he is opening up and sharing. From the delightful "It's a Wonderful Lie" (a song about growing up) to "Sunrise Always Listens" (a gentle, intimate song), this is an album to put on, lay back and listen.
And I love it.
This album is Paul saying, "This is the album I want to do". I think for too long he has been forced to wear the badge that says he used to be in the Replacements, this time he's wearing the shirt that says, "I am Paul Westerberg".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael D. Sobota on June 16, 2000
Format: Audio CD
In my honest opinion there are some harsh reviews of this CD. Once you look at this release without history and let it stand alone, its true strength emerges. Yes, Paul Westerberg was the front-man of the Replacements; yes, they rocked; yes they were alternative before such a term existed. However, Paul Westerberg has matured as an artist. Content-wise, this recording is a strange cross-breed between Eric Clapton's "Layla" and Neil Young's "Harvest". The songs are sparsely arranged, and have some obviously deeper meaning in terms of relationships. Sure, it's not "Let It Be" or "Pleased to Meet Me", but you surely can't expect the guy to mimic himself, right? "Suicaine Gratification" is a powerful CD if you listen to it without pre-conceived notions or prejudice. Check it out with an open mind....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dreamin' on August 15, 2001
Format: Audio CD
It's an older Paul, a wiser Paul. No nails in his words. Well that's not true. It's there you have to dig for it this time. Paul seems to keep topping each CD before it. This man is aging into the Gen-X version of Alex Chilton right before our very eyes. One day our boy will be recognized for his great songwriting talent. In the meantime, we own the CD's and we love him. Hopefully his next CD will be more Suicaine Gratifaction like songs. His voice suits this material so well.
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