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  • Summary: The 14th full-length solo studio release for the former Hüsker Dü frontman was recorded at Chicago's Electrical Audio.
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  1. Sep 25, 2020
    90
    Blue Hearts is a cry of purifying anger in a dark time, and its heat produces a truly necessary light; it's one of the very best solo albums Mould has given us to date.
  2. Sep 21, 2020
    85
    Blue Hearts is Mould at his fiercest and most deliberate. [Aug - Oct 2020, p.87
  3. Uncut
    Sep 21, 2020
    80
    This latest outing does suitable state-of-the-nation stuff on "Next Generation" and "American Crisis," but the big AM radio melodies in "Everything To You" and "Little Pieces" (plus the unusually lubricious "Leather Dream") show how much fun Mould could still have. [Oct 2020, p.34]
  4. Mojo
    Sep 21, 2020
    80
    Getting back in touch with his anger hasn't come at the cost of Mould's innate tunefulness. [Oct 2020, p.86]
  5. Sep 29, 2020
    80
    Blue Hearts finds him upping the ante yet again.
  6. Sep 28, 2020
    76
    Together with longtime bandmates Jason Narducy (bass) and Jon Wurster (drums), Mould has created his strongest album since 2012’s Silver Age. Their chemistry soars on the wild tracks “When You Left” and “Racing to the End” as much as on the somber closer “The Ocean”.
  7. 70
    While Mould’s never been a wallflower when it comes to expressing his aggression and rage, Blue Hearts — perhaps more than any of his other individual outings — recalls the fury of Hüsker Dü in both its intensity and aggression.

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  1. Sep 26, 2020
    10
    Everything I love in Hüsker Dü, Sugar & Bob Mould wrapped in one album. Awesome !