Bob Mould Sunshine Rock Merge Records A few short years ago I thought Beauty & Ruin was one of the best things Bob Mould had ever done – and I’d hope that was saying something given the bands he made and played in ahead of his busy-enough, solid-af solo career.
Reports are coming in that Grant Hart has died. He was 56 – and his battle with cancer is over. The former Hüsker Dü and Nova Mob singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist had released a handful of solo albums too – the brilliant Intolerance could be a highlight of anyone’s record collection; it’s chock full of […]
So there are all these hypothetical situations people talk about – five famous people you can have over for dinner; you can – apparently – traverse time with this (makes sense I guess, being that it’s a hypothetical). You can cherry-pick from the eras, have a seating plan that includes Abraham Lincoln sitting across from […]
Bob Mould Beauty & Ruin Merge Records It would be churlish to call this the best thing Bob Mould has done – there’s all that great Husker stuff and the Sugar albums proved themselves second time around with the reissues – and were great the first time too. This is solo album number 11 and […]
Sebadoh Defend Yourself Joyful Noise Records Anyone else think that Sebadoh – or Lou Barlow’s music in general – is a bit like the later-period Mutton Birds? Nope? Just me? Okay. Anyway, I got that feeling again as soon as I started listening to Defend Yourself, particularly the first couple of tracks. Oh, I should […]
Sugar File Under Easy Listening (Deluxe Edition) Demon Music Group When Husker Du fell apart at the seams Bob Mould – just one half of that band’s songwriting magic – released two very good solo albums. And then it was straight into Sugar, a power-trio that sat somewhere in the middle of R.E.M. and Nirvana. […]
Bob Mould Silver Age Shock Perhaps it helps that I’ve been listening to a lot of Husker Du this year – more than I have before. Then there were the reissues of the Sugar albums too; I snapped those up. So I was poised for this. But it really is a return to form. The […]
Bob Mould, Workbook (1989) I’m not sure where I got this from – or when. But I’m glad I have it. I was a fan of Sugar first and then some of Bob Mould’s solo stuff and then Husker Du – that’s just how it worked for me. I loved Sugar for a long time […]