District Line - Bob Mould
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  • Summary: The first album on the Anti- label for ex-Hüsker Dü/Sugar member Bob Mould.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. It plays much like a continuation of "Body Of Song," with the electronic elements even more streamlined and less obtrusive, save on the all-electronic 'Shelter Me.'
  2. 80
    For the most part, he sounds fresh-faced and ready to charge back into the fray.
  3. 80
    District Line is Mould's strongest song collection since Sugar's alt-rock paradigm, "Copper Blue." [Mar 2008, p.102]
  4. District Line delivers the latest dissertation in cross-pollination and like past projects it’s a bit of a Frankenstein affair.
  5. District Line is a ­focused, gripping zigzag between fury and woe, scorched rock and folk-pop distress, much like the Hüskers' best records--now with a longer view.
  6. Perhaps it's fair to say that sometimes it all sounds a little too comfortable for, erm, comfort (the line "growing old, it's hard to be an angry young man" is pretty telling).
  7. Though rather generic--grainy emoting; overwrought lyrics; crisp guitar-driven pop--at least Mould can claim that he virtually invented this stuff.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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