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  • Summary: The debut release of Bob Mould's next band after the end of Hüsker Dü is remastered and reissued. It includes a disc of b-sides, radio sessions, and a 1992 live concert recording from Chicago, as well as a DVD of music videos and interviews.
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  1. Aug 23, 2012
    100
    Some of the most compelling, essential rock music of the era, period. [No.90, p.61]
  2. Jul 10, 2012
    100
    B-sides included here aren't without their charms but the album's genius clearly lay in distilling only the finest of Mould's new material into a powerful, singular statement. [Jul 2012, p.100]
  3. Aug 3, 2012
    100
    Copper Blue is essential.
  4. Jun 22, 2012
    90
    A more aggressive, contemporary guitar attack aside, stunning power punk masterpieces like "The Act We Act," "The Slim," and "Fortune Teller" bear all of the vintage Mould musical traits.
  5. Jun 22, 2012
    90
    Copper Blue combined Hüsker Dü's passionate intensity with a new, steely pop resolve.
  6. Jul 30, 2012
    89
    [The Merge reissues of Copper, Beaster, and FU:EL] are a wonderfully presented document of a punk legend [Bob Mould], starting over creatively and emotionally in a brief window he helped open, and succeeding beyond his and anyone's expectations.
  7. Jun 22, 2012
    80
    Remastered and supplemented it has received a contemporary injection and doesn't feel out of place in today's scene with that Mould influence shining through.

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  1. Jul 30, 2012
    10
    Perfect power pop from Mould proves he can move towards the mainstream without losing his edge. This is perfect summer listening; if you haven't discovered Sugar in this form, you have something very sweet waiting for you... Expand