TAS Rated 3.5/5 Music, 3.5/5 Sonics in the March 2008 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
Guitarist / singer / songwriter Bob Mould returns to form as a solo artist on
his Anti- debut, District Line. Mould was an '80s punk pioneer with Minneapolis'
Husker Du - the band All Music Guide credits with laying the groundwork for emo
and most of today's rock bands - and indie rock god with '90s juggernaut Sugar.
It is near impossible to calculate the level of impact or influence that Husker
Du has had on the last two decades of modern rock, from the Pixies to Nirvana,
to Green Day to Daft Punk.
Now comes District Line, combining the fire of Mould's earliest work in Husker
Du, the accessibility of his alternative rock, genre-defining trio Sugar, and
the introspection found in his solo releases. Mould wrote, produced and mixed
District Line in his adopted hometown of Washington, D.C., offering what he
describes as "stories of my simple life in a complicated town". Working with
Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, Mould has returned to the live band sound of
Husker Du and Sugar to kick out ten songs that sound as youthful, energized and
immediate as anything he has ever recorded.
"Threaded with biting sarcasm and wrenching contemplation, (Bob Mould's)
songwriting remains the poetry of a wounded, albeit reluctant, romantic...On his
new District Line, Mould continues to embrace post-punk, folk, pop, and
electronic elements." - Bob Gendron, The Absolute Sound, March 2008, Issue
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1. Stupid Now
2. Who Needs to Dream
3. Again and Again
4. Old Highs New Lows
5. Return to Dust
6. The Silence Between Us
7. Shelter Me
8. Very Temporary
9. Miniature Parade
10. Walls in Time