Body Of Song - Bob Mould
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  • Summary: The latest solo recording from former Hüsker Dü and Sugar leader Mould echoes back to those bands as well as the various stages of his solo career. His backing band includes Sugar's David Barbe and Fugazi's Brendan Canty.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
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  1. Alternate title: Bobby--Fully Loaded. [5 Aug 2005, p.67]
  2. Body Of Song finds Mould creating familiar-sounding music without simply rehashing fan favorites.
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    No new fans need apply here, but those who know and love his sound will find that this self-styled career summation, a nod back to late Husker Du with computerized updates, sprouts horns with repeat listens. [Aug 2005, p.112]
  4. This is a good, even very good, Bob Mould album, but it doesn't measure up to masterworks like Copper Blue and Zen Arcade.
  5. Even though not everything Mould tries on Body of Song works, there are enough gems to make the album a worthwhile destination.
  6. [Mould's trademark] coupling of aggression and tuneful economy is one of the chief attributes sometimes compromised on Body of Song.
  7. Body of Song truly falters in its inability to successfully blend two sensibilities.

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