Silver Age - Bob Mould
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7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 4 out of 22

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  1. Sep 4, 2012
    1
    Critics have always loved this guy. No cold-hearted listener can guess why. This time we have album that could have been labelled "interesting" some 20 years ago. Nowadays, it sounds like archeology music and it is even produced in a very unusual, "dirty" way. Quite horrible experience.
  2. Sep 24, 2012
    2
    meh. Bob Mould does not break new ground with Silver Age. Like the majority of his post Husker Du output, expect two or three above average tracks per release. The rest is disposable Mould that could have been dusted off from unreleased outakes from twenty years ago. Mould does not appear to be evolving. Once again, he and this batch of hired guns have delivered a clinical and sterile album that lacks the emotion fueled, behind the scenes friction that pushed Husker Du releases into greatness. Mould may never admit it, but he needs Grant Hart as much as Jeff Tweedy needs Jay Bennett. Collapse
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. Oct 30, 2012
    89
    Now in his 50s, Bob Mould returns not as the forefather of modern indie rock, but as a vital contemporary.
  2. Oct 29, 2012
    60
    Silver Age is a fun ride, then, but it won't warrant racing back for any tine soon. [6 Oct 2012, p.53]
  3. Oct 22, 2012
    80
    Silver Age is the most consistently exciting record he's made since Sugar's Copper Blue. [Nov 2012, p.86]