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Bob Mould
Silver Age - MERGE
FILTER Grade: 80%

By Nevin Martell on September 13, 2012

 

Bob Mould

Who said that growing old dulls your edge? Mould, 51, has sharper hooks and more barbed vitriol than musicians half his age. Case in point: Silver Age, his strongest, most searing collection of songs since Sugar. In fact, these tunes would seamlessly slot in alongside those predecessors: the title track’s chunky crunch recalls the slow shifting darkness of Beaster, while “The Descent” is soaring songwriting in the vein of Copper Blue’s “Hoover Dam.” There is no going gently into that good night here, just raging against the dying of the light.

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