• Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Jul 24, 2012

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Jun 22, 2012
    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.
  2. Aug 3, 2012
    Exciting and stellar... What a way to show the kids both in 1992 and in 2012 how it's done, Bob.
  3. Jul 30, 2012
    [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.
  4. Jun 22, 2012
    Copper Blue combined Hüsker Dü's passionate intensity with a new, steely pop resolve.
  5. Q Magazine
    Aug 3, 2012
    Sugar may have lacked the outsider appeal and cataclysmic cultural impact of Nirvana but he furnace-forged guitar pop of 1992 debut Copper Blue was a handsome match for Nevermind. [Aug 2012, p.114]
  6. Mojo
    Jul 10, 2012
    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]
  7. Jul 30, 2012
    An album that cut through the grunge-y haze of 1992 with crisp Sixties melodies and... daring emotional clarity.
  8. Under The Radar
    Aug 22, 2012
    Copper Blue was the fierce masterpiece. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.123]
  9. Magnet
    Aug 23, 2012
    Some of the most compelling, essential rock music of the era, period. [No.90, p.61]
  10. Jun 22, 2012
    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.
  11. Jun 22, 2012
    Similarly reissued in expanded form it presents proof that, even on sunnier days, Mould still had angst to burn.
  12. Aug 3, 2012
    Copper Blue is essential.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Jul 30, 2012
    Perfect power pop from Mould proves he can move towards the mainstream without losing his edge. This is perfect summer listening; if youPerfect 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... Full Review »