Don't You Know Who I Think I Was?: The Best of the Replacements The chronological sequencing on Don't You Know Who I Think I Was?: The Best of the Replacements confirms their descent into mere competence, and the… Don't You Know Who I Think I Was?: The Best of the Replacements The chronological sequencing on Don't You Know Who I Think I Was?: The Best of the Replacements confirms their descent into mere competence, and the… 2006-06-13 The Replacements Rock
Music Review

Don't You Know Who I Think I Was?: The Best of the Replacements (2006)

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EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jun 13, 2006; Lead Performance: The Replacements; Genre: Rock

The chronological sequencing on Don't You Know Who I Think I Was?: The Best of the Replacements confirms their descent into mere competence, and the two semi-reunion cuts tacked on at the end are riff-by-numbers re-creations of their glory days. But the first Replacements anthology to span their entire career still makes the point that few indie (or non-indie) rockers shredded their throats like Paul Westerberg, and few did so in the context of more poignant or uninhibited songs. Many, including the Goo Goo Dolls, ripped off their sound, but few approached their soul.

Originally posted Jun 09, 2006 Published in issue #882 Jun 16, 2006 Order article reprints