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An efficient, effective collection of the Minneapolis band's hits, misses, slag-offs and come-ons that somehow manages to pack each changing movement in the band's career into 18 songs, and two modest new rockers. It's quite a feat. For many, this will, quite literally be a soundtrack to your life because the Replacements so impressively shifted from fragile ballads to spleen-slashing spasms. Pissed off at life? Try "Shiftless When Idle" from Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out the Trash. Lovelorn and lost? There's always "Answering Machine." Need a pick-me-up? "Can't Hardly Wait" awaits. This terribly talented and terribly doomed quartet were never a singles band in their day. But to hear this compilation is to never know the truth.