After the greatness of Hüsker Dü and the first Sugar album, Bob Mould could have retired an indie-rock legend. Instead, he chose to to release a bunch of mediocre albums and write scripts for World Championship Wrestling (or, as the kids like to call it, WCW). But with 2005’s Body Of Song and last year’s District Line, Mould started to get his groove back. This trend thankfully continues with his still-untitled eighth solo album, due out April 7 on the Anti- label. The LP features Mould on lots of instruments plus Jon Wurster on drums, and it’s almost certainly Mould’s best since Sugar’s sophomore album, 1994’s File Under: Easy Listening. Mould’s label calls the record “honest and personal,” and they aren’t kidding. With lyrics such as “The taste of last night’s sex still in my mouth” (“Bad Blood Better”) and “Lead me to the Sanifair/Reach into my underwear” (“Argos”), we’re betting homophobic Mould fans won’t being singing along when he plays the new stuff live. Track listing after the jump.
Need to be aroused further? Check out this interview we did with Mould last year.
Bob Mould As-Yet-Untitled Album Tracklisting
1. Life And Times
2. The Breach
3. City Lights (Day Go By)
4. MM 17
6. Bad Blood Better
7. Wasted World
8. Spiraling Down
9. I’m Sorry, Baby, But You Can’t Stand In My Light Any More