Life And Times - Bob Mould
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  • Summary: The ex-Husker Du singer moves away from the electronic sounds of his more recent releases and returns to the guitar stylings he played 20 years ago.
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  1. Reminiscing on lost love and lust, Mould impresses with his songwriting skills.
  2. He's alternately reflective, rueful and accusatory, and he combines all three on 'I'm Sorry Baby, But You Can't Stand in My Light Any More.'
  3. 80
    A grown-up record that hints at a more excitable wayward past. [May 2009, p.91]
  4. So even if these aren’t Mould’s actual “Life and Times”, he relays them with a conviction that, although occasionally over-the-top, makes them live and breathe as if they were his own.
  5. Life And Times is unchallenging pap. But it's furnished with the odd line of lyrical craftiness and melodies that, on the whole, manage to keep the stabilisers on his career because (as always) they make the seemingly untenable emotions of their writer sound tolerable.
  6. 60
    Mostly, though, the album plays to Mould's strengths. [May 2009, p.98]
  7. Too much of the material is ponderous and plodding. [Jun 2009, p.128]

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