Displaying a maturity not associated with his time in the Replacements  as the chief voice on guitar or as bassist in the last edition of Guns N' Roses , Tommy Stinson  spreads his wings on "One Man Mutiny," his first solo album in seven years. Stinson has added vulnerability and country vocabulary to his customary smack-'em-over-the-head rock'n'roll, hitting downright pensive moments on tracks like "Come to Hide" and "Seize the Moment." Stinson's first post-Replacements band, Bash & Pop, was overly indebted to the Faces, and he continues to mine the Rod Stewart/Ron Wood band's formula of pop hooks, ragged guitar lines and the ability to pierce the heart with a vocal line or a guitar solo. Expanding his reach, he taps Hawaiian country on "Zero to Stupid," a clever ditty on drinking worthy of Elvis Costello, and adds his first-ever duet, singing with fiancée Emily Roberts on the gorgeous "Destroy Me." Beyond a steady stream of electric licks that work like punctuation in the songs, Stinson and producer Phillip Broussard Jr. keep things basic, yet nuanced and layered on all 10 tracks.
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