Saturday, November 05, 2011

CD Review: One Man Mutiny

Title:  One Man Mutiny (Amazon, iTunes, AllMusic)

Often when an artist is a member of a well known or legendary band, he/she will always be known first and foremost for his/her work/time in said band (just ask Black Francis) and the former members of The Replacements are no exception.  Tommy Stinson played base in the legendary Minneapolis, MN and since then he has fronted the bands Bash & Pop and Perfect, joined Guns ‘n’ Roses and Soul Asylum, and released two solo records of which One Man Mutiny is his second. 

The records travels some well worm paths combining pop with Rolling Stones-style rock and Americana.  In other words it sounds a lot like The Replacements and Paul Westerberg’s solo material.  Being a huge Replacements fan, I do see this as a good thing.  That having been said, the first time I listened to One Man Mutiny I wasn’t that impressed.  This may have had something to do with the fact that I was listening to the record at work, but subsequent listenings have changed that initial opinion.  In fact the more I listen to One Man Mutiny, the more I like it.  This record is certainly a slow burn and not one that grabs you on the first listen but those who stick around and give it a chance will be glad they did. 

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