The ones who love us best are the ones we'll lay to rest and visit their graves on holidays at best, the ones who love us least are the ones we'll die to please, if it's any consolation - I don't begin to understand them
The "college rock" era of this band is much better than Husker Du's sad attempt at going mainstream. Don't really hear a similarity between the bands other than that rivalry. They're going for much different styles.
Gotta say, disappointed with the Alex Chilton 'tribute' song. I'm a big Box Tops-Big Star- Chilton fan and the lyrics make no sense at all. Not even Chilton would understand why he's mentioned. Too bad...
Got to see them in Portland a couple of days ago. Show was massive!!! Only got to see them once back in the day, in the 1991 tour. I remember Paul was drinking chamomile tea by that point, so no shenanigans or tomfoolery. Great to see Paul and Tommy having fun...crowd was loving it...glad I was able to make it. bastards of younggg!! best song ever!!! 
The website I write for, Already Heard, did an album versus on The Replacements. I chose Let It Be, whilst Mark from Harker defends Don't Tell a Soul! Check it out!
We threw "Portland" in a dreamy punk playlist to control some chaos, and thankfully, The Replacements did just the trick. Take a ride on some California Dreamin' here!- https://swilletted.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/playlist-potluck-week-6-joes-california-dreamin/
I would call The Replacements "post-punk" in the sense that they took the basic template of punk and expanded it beyond its limitations (incorporating elements from folk, pop, rock 'n roll, etc). But I wouldn't call them post-punk in the sense that "they sound like Joy DIvision/Gang Of Four/PiL" what have you.