Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bob Mould - Silver Age LP

Bob Mould - Silver Age LP by Tim PopKid
Bob Mould - Silver Age LP, a photo by Tim PopKid on Flickr.
Merge (2012)

As a long time fan of Bob Mould (full confession, I prefer Sugar to Husker Du, I know, blasphemy), it's been a little depressing watching his output over the last 10-15 years or so. A decent record with a few good songs here, a record with about 50% decent songs there, a terrible electronic album... It just seemed to me that he lost his fire and wouldn't ever be relevant to me again. Then he goes and puts out the Silver Age, just to make me look like an asshole.

This record rips from start to finish. It's almost like he got Sugar up and running again and magically woke up 20 years younger with the kind of energy he's put into this record. Song after song of aggressive, well thought out and exciting guitar pop music. Easily the best thing he's put out since File Under Easy Listening and one of the absolute best records of the year. In one record Bob Mould has gone from awesome guy of the past to a guy that I absolutely can't wait to see what he does next. Please keep it Mr. Mould, I am absolutely paying attention again.

Bob Mould - The Descent:

Bob Mould - Star Machine:

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