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The ReplacementsAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: 1985
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sire / London/Rhino
  • ASIN: B000002L8C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,111 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hold My Life
2. I'll Buy
3. Kiss Me On The Bus
4. Dose Of Thunder
5. Waitress In The Sky
6. Swingin Party
7. Bastards Of Young
8. Lay It Down Clown
9. Left Of The Dial
10. Little Mascara
11. Here Comes A Regular

Editorial Reviews

The middle title among the triad of seasoned-but-not-depleted mid-'80s Replacements albums, Tim isn't as inspired as its predecessor, Let It Be, nor as involving as its successor, Pleased to Meet Me. Still, it's the work of a wondrous foursome near the peak of its powers, and, as collections of songs go, it may be Paul Westerberg's crowning achievement. "Kiss Me on the Bus," "Swinging Party," and "Here Comes a Regular" pretty much set the standard for the sloppy-drunk college-rock romanticism of the '80s. "Bastards of Young," "Lay It Down Clown," and "Left of the Dial" proved that the hard-charging Midwesterners were still scamps at heart...or at least could still fake it. This is the last album made by the original quartet (the excesses that would lead to guitarist Bob Stinson's early death prompted his dismissal after Tim came out) and provides a key to understanding the appeal of an astonishing band that did everything right except figure out how to become stars. --Steven Stolder

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Killer 1985 major label debut includes "Here Comes A Regular" & "Kiss Me On The Bus".Own it!!!

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "There are some who call me 'Tim'..." April 14, 2004
Format:Audio CD
It may have a rather modest title, but "Tim" is one monster of an album, easily deserving of the considerable praise it's earned over the years since its release. Led by the impassioned howl of Paul Westerberg and the incendiary guitars of Bob Stinson, the Replacements here cranked out a memorable collection of rousing anthems and brash rockers, with a few curveballs throw in just for good measure. Westerberg's lyrics told tales of hopes, dreams, fears, and disappointments in a way that just anyone can relate to, without pandering to the lowest common denominator like so many of the lousy "look at me; I'm so angst-ridden" alterna-lite bands crowding the airwaves nowadays. The result is a collection of stories that's alternately cocky, poignant, and upbeat, and always insightful. The album's finest cut, "Bastards of Young," a Springsteenesque tale of the struggles of the working class, especially deserves to be quoted at length:
"The ones that love us best
Are the ones we'll lay to rest
And visit their graves on holidays at best
And the ones that love us least
Are the ones we'll try to please
If it's any consolation, I don't begin to understand."
There are a few other classics to be found here as well. There's the twangy foot-stomper "I'll Buy;" the yearning "Kiss Me on the Bus;" the raucous "Dose of Thunder;" the swinging, ultra-catchy "Waitress in the Sky;" and the heart-rending domestic woe of "Little Mascara." And it's all topped off with "Here Comes a Regular," an acoustic ballad about the bonds between drinking buddies that somehow manages to be both depressing and uplifting at the same time. It takes a truly gifted composer to pull off such a song, but fortunately Westerberg is more than up to the task, as he more than amply proves on this album. Vocally, musically, and lyrically, "Tim" is a classic album that belongs in any good music collection. Period.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute masterpiece, and I was there. November 7, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Among Mats fans in Houston Tx, this was regarded as their crowning jewel by unanimous account! Recognizing its brilliance, feels like having seen Van Gogh for a genius before the world took notice, and then seeing the bandwagon begin.

Westerberg achieved high art when he expressed the sorrow and pain and joy of growing up, all at once. So complex for such simple songs here.

My favorite line of all time 'little girls keep growing up, playing makeup and wearing guitar'. Was that not growing up 'punk rock' before it became a shopping mall fad?

In the summer they played a show in Galveston, if 'played', =30 minutes of missed bar chords before PW crashed into the drum kit. Shows over punkers! Wow, what a privilege to experienced this moment in history, the beginning and end of American underground rock, and this their crowning jewel.

It is so good, any cool 15 year old can pick it up and instantly get why it is brilliant.

It is timeless, like any great work of art, music or otherwise.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars On the Edge (of the Bed) June 13, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I finally got around to listening to this album nearly 10 years after it came out, and all I can say is: What a difference a DECADE makes. By the summer of 1995, the 'Mats had long since parted ways, of course, and Paul Westerberg, then as now, wasn't at all on the path to commercial stardom -- although he'd still become a credibility staple on "music revolution"-era MTV and on various soundtracks (including the one for "Melrose Place," if I recall). At the time, the whole "alternative rock" genre was undergoing a sort of transitional phase that, in hindsight, can really only be labeled as the start of its decline: Grunge was dead; "nu-rock" still hadn't rolled over in its cradle; the hot new band of the moment was . . . SPONGE?
I got this CD, in fact, at a kind-of-a-chain record store in the 'burbs that was hosting an in-store with some of the DJs (none of whom are still broadcasting here) from the local "alternative rock" station. I put my name in a drawing for some prizes that they were giving away and then lost interest in their self-promotion after about five minutes. Hell, they may have even called my name, too, for all I know. By then, I'd gone through the aisles and found something by a band that, according to everything that I'd been told in the '90s press, absolutely NOBODY had ever seen or heard of while they were around. And I was much too busy wandering through the music to care about scoring a free bumper sticker.
"Tim" is definitely easy to get lost in, too.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased to meet you, Tim! July 3, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I had heard of The Replacements a long time ago, but had never heard their music until recently. I started with this cd, and I really think there's some great stuff here. In the opening verse of the first track, "Hold My Life," you hear the line "down on all fives"...that conjures up a stark image of someone who's a mess, and if you know the history of the band, you know they were a mess. And you can hear that on this cd, in all its ragged glory. Some songs are loud and raucous (Dose of Thunder, Bastards of Young, Lay it Down Clown) and some have a slightly pop feel (Swinging Party, Left of the Dial, Little Mascara). "Waitress in the Sky" is an anthem for anyone who has ever been dissed by a flight attendant, and is quite funny, too. The absolute highlight for me is the closing song on the disc, "Here Comes a Regular." It's about a fellow that spends all his time in a bar, and when Paul Westerberg sings the line "Am I the only one who feels ashamed?" it just about breaks your heart. This is a really great cd, and I wished I wouldn't of waited so long to check out this group.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars At their finest!
A classic! My favorite Replacements album! Listening to this record today sounds just as refreshing as the first time I heard it.
Published 4 months ago by Guy Cramer
3.0 out of 5 stars This album is pretty good
This is a good album. The mix is pretty 80's sounding. It would be awesome if they remixed it because it sounds pretty dated. But great song writing. Pretty famous album. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Adam Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
The product itself was excellent, but I was a little disappointed that the CD took a long while to arrive. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Shimmy
5.0 out of 5 stars tim on vinyl
This is a great album-one of their best. Would highly recommend it to anyone who is a Replacements fan. The purchase experience was good. Read more
Published 14 months ago by rg
4.0 out of 5 stars Now, I'm Starting to Understand
Many people have hyped The Replacements and Paul Westerberg to me, but my attempts to explore this music didn't click. This time, I finally hear it. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Bobby
5.0 out of 5 stars The Replacements at it's best.
I would rather say this is the last record from The Replacements, even though they continued to release records under this name for a while. Read more
Published 16 months ago by H. Costa
5.0 out of 5 stars Great lo-fi stuff
Classic Replacements. Loose, lo-fi, high energy music. Expanded edition is interesting, although I prefer the Pleased to Meet Me version of "Can't Hardly Wait. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Craig W. Bourne
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Tim is possibly the best album by the Replacements, and the inclusion of the bonus tracks, especially Nowhere is My Home, ads to the greatness.
Published 18 months ago by J. G. Warttman
5.0 out of 5 stars C'mon. This is one of the great rock and roll albums of all time
Westerburg and the boys provide all the pop punk angst you could ask for. It is as dark and cold as January in Minn. Gloomy, broody, funny, and sincere.
Published 19 months ago by D. White
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic by a seminal rock and roll band
Listening to this album decades later affirms my assessment. Spent my 20's in Minneapolis, and had countless opportunities to see this band live--either falling down drunk and... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Brian A Wright
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