Let It Be was the third album by Minneapolis post-punk-punk band The Replacements and was originally released in 1984. The band were led by Paul Westerberg. Let It Be is one of the band’s best albums and is arguably the best album called Let It Be that’s ever been released. Lyrically it deals with many coming of age issues, musically it is more melodic than their previous work. Vinyl reissue on Rhino.
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9/10 Penrith Steve Customer review, 24th February 2016“Let It Be” has always been my favourite album by The Replacements. Whilst they retain the punk sound from their earlier albums on “Favourite Thing” and “We’re Coming Out”, they also develop their sound to become more melodic and more dynamic with tracks such as “Unsatisfied”, “Sixteen Blue” and “Androgynous”. It also includes a cover of Kiss’s “Black Diamond”, and like it or not, Kiss were definitely an influence. “Let It Be” is a transitional album between their first two albums and their more polished, but nevertheless excellent albums such as “Tim” (1985) and “Pleased To Meet Me” (1987).
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