Bob Mould, who started the influential punk band Hüsker Dü, and later, the critically successful Sugar, just released his 11th solo album, Patch The Sky. He has as much as said this album is was helping him cope with the nut kicking life laid on him after the release of his 2014 album Beauty & Ruin. His mother died, and this album reflects on lost relationships, loves, and lives, and the frontal assault of associated depressions.
Throughout the album, Mould gives us a cacophony of fuzzy guitars that evoke a gloriously angry past, while stark lyrics ground us firmly in his present. This is an album that doesn’t really take time to catch it’s breath, pushing with a fury throughout.
Recommendation: Buy It
Songs I have a Playlist For: Voices in My Head, The End of Things, Losing Time
Clunkers I will Thumbs Down: Lucifer and God