#8. Bash & Pop, Anything Can Happen That long stint in Guns N’ Roses drove Tommy Stinson to make a full-blown Replacements record, thank God. Meat-and-potatoes rock at its most tender and tasty.
“Anything Could Happen” finds Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson reviving not only the name but the rollicking, post-Faces rock-and-roll spirit of the early ‘90s group he formed when the Replacements went their separate ways in 1991.
Which is to say if you liked the Replacements, Stinson’s new material should speak directly to the part of you that once responded to the misspent part of his misspent youth with “I’m in love; what’s that song?”
This is the year’s best straight-up rock-and-roll release, from the reckless abandon of “Not This Time” to the understated unplugged charms of “Shortcut,” the bittersweet country of “Anytime Soon” and the singalong chorus of “Never Wanted to Know.”