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Sunshine Rock

Bob Mould

Sunshine Rock

Thirteenth solo album from the man behind alt.rock bands Hüsker Dü and Sugar recorded in San Francisco and Berlin

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Merge
UK Release date
08/02/2019
US Release date
08/02/2019
  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    A delightful heaviness to songs like "Irrational Poison" and "Sin King" that gives the whole thing real heft and drive, protecting it from whimsy. Print edition only

  2. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Right up there with Candy Apple Grey and Beaster as the best record of his career
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Heavy at heart, but eminently hummable, Sunshine Rock is an affecting, uplifting set. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    A taut collection that fits timelessly into his ever-expanding legacy
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    The fourth installment in one of the most satisfying chapters of Bob Mould's career - no small statement considering his legacy - and the tender ferocity of these songs is something no one else could do quite this well.
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  6. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    It’s a pleasure to hear new music from Mould during America’s current cultural crisis. What may surprise you is how violently happy he can sound
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  7. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    With a new hometown and a fresh perspective, Bob Mould releases a rich, dense, and instantly lovable new album, Sunshine Rock
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  8. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    After a stretch of dark, searching records, the former Hüsker Dü and Sugar leader uses the familiar power trio configuration to find a little peace
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  9. 7.5 |   The 405

    What sets these songs apart from even his most recent work is that this time around, Mould is allowing a little more light to peek through than before
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  10. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    If anything exemplifies the trajectory of Sunshine Rock, it’s a sense of ever-acting motion, continually deepening and accelerating
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  11. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Mould has been in an enjoyable groove for a while now, and Sunshine Rock definitely keeps that going
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  12. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    This is a sparking, celebratory album that brings strings to the fore along with a cheery optimism that skirts naivety and is entirely self aware
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  13. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Proof that, contrary to popular belief, the tortured-artist path isn’t the only way to great rock n’ roll
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  14. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Breathes new life into his music on Sunshine Rock
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  15. 6.0 |   Earbuddy

    Mould isn't riding off into the sunset just yet
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