Rolling Stone - p.743 stars out of 5
-- "[T]here's not a dud in the bunch, a handful are very good, and all of them sound at least as much like his beloved old band, the Replacements, as any of his recent solo work."
No Depression - p.105
"Unforgettable hooks, infectious melodies, and cleverly crafted, witty lyrics abound..."
Personnel: Paul Westerberg (vocals, guitar, harmonica, accordion, piano); Paul Westerberg; Tommy Stinson (vocals, bass guitar, background vocals); Jim Boquist (mandolin, accordion, bass guitar, background vocals); Kevin Bowe (electric sitar, harmonica, percussion); Michelle Kinney (cello); Michael Bland (drums).
Audio Mixer: John Fields .
Recording information: Okemah, Minneapolis, MN; Remote Control, Santa Monica, CA.
Unknown Contributor Role: Kevin Bowe.
Replacements fans take note: the soundtrack to the Sony Pictures Animation film OPEN SEASON features 10 original tracks from main Mat Paul Westerberg. The songs--eight of which are performed by Westerberg and one each by Pete Yorn and Death Ray--are appropriately jangly and singalong-ready in the tradition of Westerberg's contributions to the 1992 film SINGLES and the Mats' poppiest moments. But it's the presence of Tommy Stinson on bass for two tracks that most strongly evokes the glory days of the Replacements, making one long for that much-talked-about reunion, newly devoted toddler fans in tow or otherwise.