The Replacements

The Complete Studio Albums: 1981-1990

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Released in support of the Replacements' ongoing mid-2010s reunion, the 2015 box The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990 rounds up all the studio albums the Replacements made for Twin/Tone and Reprise, plus the Stink EP. This may be based on the 2008 remasters from Rhino, but the box lacks any of the 2008 bonus tracks so this isn't a set for die-hard 'Mats fans, who will miss all those outtakes, B-sides, live cuts, alternate takes, and stray songs. What this is, then, is the complete canon at an exceedingly affordable price -- the kind of thing that the less dedicated, whether they're nostalgic Gen-Xers or curious Millennials, will find attractive.

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