In the 25 years since Hüsker Dü’s split, drummer and co-songwriter Grant Hart has been sporadically busy, releasing several collaborative and solo sets.
‘The Argument’ is his fourth solo studio outing, arriving four years after the third, ‘Hot Wax’. But any 75-minute concept album based on Milton’s Paradise Lose is likely to need time to perfect.
Musically scattergun, with vintage rock ‘n’ roll rubbing shoulders with post-rock sounds, there’s much to admire about this bold artistic statement.
Add that there’s a strong hint of Bowie about some of the vocals, and this mix of fearless ambition and incessant melody could win Hart a whole new audience.
Words: Gareth James
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Click here for Clash’s interview with Hart, about ‘The Argument’ and his relationship with the punk-rock world.
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