The Replacements’ Pleased To Meet Me Box Tops Today’s Album Announcements

The Mats' 1987 album gets the expanded reissue treatment. Can't hardly wait.


Replacements fans have plenty to be pleased about this fall. The Minneapolis post-punk rebels’ 1987 album Pleased To Meet Me is the next title get the expanded reissue treatment, following last year’s Dead Man’s Pop (an upgrade of 1989’s Don’t Tell A Soul). Pleased To Meet Me — which features classics like Alex Chilton, The Ledge, Shooting Dirty Pool and the iconic Can’t Hardly Wait — returns Oct. 9 in a 3CD/1LP box that includes demos, B-sides, rough mixes, outtakes and alternates, most of which have never been released before. Here’s what the press release has to say: “The making of Pleased To Meet Me was a transformative journey for The Replacements, one that began with the combustible Minneapolis combo on the brink of collapse and culminated in one of the definitive albums of the band’s career. That transformation is chronicled in-depth on the group’s latest boxed set.” Can’t hardly wait, indeed. Of course, you may feel differently. In which case, there are plenty of other new albums to choose from — including The Killers’ long-delayed return Imploding The Mirage and Logic’s supposedly final release. Scroll down to see all the new additions, and shoot over to the Upcoming Releases page to meet the entire list.


July 24

Jade Eagleson | Jade Eagleson
Hair & Treasure | Two Fucking Tapes EP
Kubebe | Habria
Logic | No Pressure
DJ Marcelle | 10x3x1
Prophetas | Maury Island Reverie
Tooli | Reshapes Vol. 2
Various Artists | Selección Magnética

July 31

Beat Lament | Dim Sum Beattape
Ben Hobbs | Better Weather EP
Robert Rental | Paralysis
Trifouille1er | Format Malin

August 7

Becko | Inner Self
Aladean Kheroufi | Beauty Beyond Grief
Mandroid | Sunday Morning EP
Swarvy | Sunny Blue Days

August 14

Crown Lands | Crown Lands
Crying Vessel | Pleasures For the Wicked
David Marston, Rob Paine & Lady Alma | All The Way Far Away

August 21

Bob Moses | Desire
Nubia Garcia | Source
The Killers | Imploding The Mirage
Main Phase | Never Let Go EP
Meridian Brothers | Cumbia Siglo XXI
Sneaks | Happy Birthday
Various Artists | Cha Cha Au Harem | Orientica-France 1960/1964

August 28

Pig Destroyer | The Octagonal Stairway EP
X.Y.R. | Black Monk In The Dunes

September 4

House of Harm | Vicious Pastimes
Jabbawoki | Something’s Cookin’ EP

September 11

Attaboy | Big Heart Manners
Sameer Cash | This City
PJ Harvey | To Bring You My Love Reissue
Brett Naucke | EMS Hallucinations
Richard and Linda Thompson | Hard Luck Stories (1982 to 1983)

September 18

Ammar 808 | Global Control / Invisible Invasion
Varg | Zeichen

September 25

Ayreon | Transitus
Chiminyo | I Am Panda
Psychic Temple | Houses Of The Holy
The War & Treaty | Hearts Town

October 2

Sarcoptes | Plague Hymns
Shamir | Shamir

October 9

Gargoyl | Gargoyl
The Replacements | Pleased To Meet Me Deluxe Edition

October 23

Sophie Ellis-Bextor | Songs From The Kitchen Disco
Mors Principium Est | Seven