Silver Age - Bob Mould
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Sep 4, 2012
    91
    It does mark another 10-year shift for Mould, one in which he revisits old haunts, clears out the weeds, and plants a fresh flag.
  2. Sep 13, 2012
    90
    Silver Age is another peak in a career full of them, and it's due to the quality of the material Mould uses to construct the suit, rather than the classic cut of the design.
  3. Sep 4, 2012
    90
    This is a king rightfully reclaiming his dominion.
  4. Oct 30, 2012
    89
    Now in his 50s, Bob Mould returns not as the forefather of modern indie rock, but as a vital contemporary.
  5. 88
    Silver Age is the best album Mould has released since his days in Sugar.
  6. Sep 4, 2012
    88
    Silver Age affirms what he does best.
  7. 88
    Silver Age is an exclamation point to those [Sugar] reissues, a nod to the past but with clear direction forward.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Sep 4, 2012
    8
    This album is very reminiscent of later Husker Du and when Bob Mould released Copper Blue. It's possibly his best since Copper Blue. This isn't a perfect album, it has its flaws as does every album, but it's still nice to see an artist progress instead of being forgotten like so many have. And how can Duke_Challenger rate this album a 0? Bob Mould is one of the greatest guitarists and lyricists of all time, yet he can't find any redeeming quality from the album at all? That's just ridiculous. Full Review »
  2. Jan 10, 2013
    7
    Il mio anno discografico inizia in maniera rumorosa grazie a Bob Mould che, in questo lavoro, torna alle sue radici con una quarantina di minuti di puro rock energetico secondo le coordinate per cui è più giustamente famoso. Non è che nella sua carriera l Full Review »
  3. Sep 25, 2012
    10
    This album is the best album of his career. The subtle nuances that separate his work from those he influenced and continues to influence are what makes me want to listen to it over and over. I hear something new each time I listen. The man is simply a musical genius. What more could a rock fan ask for in one album. From the start of the first chord in "Star Machine" to the last breath of his guitar on the final epic "First Time Joy" there is not one moment that let's your ears down. Put it on, crank it to 11 and enjoy the best roller coaster ride that you can't wait to jump back in line for. In the words of Tommy Ramone "The Ramones are an original Rock and Roll group of 1975, and their songs are brief, to the point and every one a potential hit single". Check, Check, Check. That's Rock and Roll. Full Review »