Monday, February 25, 2008

Album Review - Bob Mould

Bob Mould – District Line
[Anti; 05/02/2008]

Out with the old, in with the new; that seems to be the new philosophy for Bob Mould, anyway. Following on from the user-friendly sounds of 2005’s “Body of Song”, the former Husker Du and Sugar frontman returns with an album that surpasses its predecessor in regards to being easy on the eye (or in this case, the ear).

“District Line” is like the radio rock album with all the bells and whistles. The lyrics have just enough mystery to be classified as metaphorical, although reading between the lines there’s obvious relationship tensions, while the pop-rock sentiments and electronic undercurrents posses Mould’s production prowess and his do-it-yourself ethos that he’s continued to perform since the days of Husker Du.

‘Again and Again’ and ‘Very Temporary’ are the reference points for “District Line”, as they possess the masses of what this album is all about. It might no be everyone’s cup of tea, but we all need an easy listen from time to time, and when you’re in a mood for a quick fix, then look no further because this collection of songs will deliver.

By Simon

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