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Bob Mould

  • Workbook [Virgin, 1989] C+
  • Black Sheets of Rain [Virgin, 1990] Dud
  • Egoverride [Rykodisc, 1996] *
  • Bob Mould [Rykodisc, 1996] Neither
  • Modulate [GM, 2002] Dud

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Workbook [Virgin, 1989]
Mould-Maimone-Fier are some kind of supersession, but they're no band, and between the cello and the acoustic guitar and the moderato and the lyric sheet that ought to have a little typeface note like at the end of a Borzoi book, I find myself disliking their record intensely. Until the raving finale, it's so respectable, so cautious, as if honest thought were a suitable substitute for wisdom, sarcasm, a good joke, or a suicide run for the next intro. C+

Black Sheets of Rain [Virgin, 1990] Dud

Egoverride [Rykodisc, 1996]
sole great song-sound off latest go-it-alone plus three crisply creditable outtakes equals one decent EP ("Egoverride") *

Bob Mould [Rykodisc, 1996] Neither

Modulate [GM, 2002] Dud

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