Candy Apple Grey
The long-awaited major-label debut. Perhaps predictably, Candy Apple Grey didn’t live up to the expectations laid down by Flip Your Wig.
Despite the misleading opener Crystal, the acoustic numbers and ballads saw Dü lay their frantic punk to rest for good. The more mature and progressive Hardly Getting Over It and All This I’ve Done For You might rank alongside classic late-career Hüsker Dü, but simply reading the tracklisting, with its soulful yet anguished wordplay, is an exercise in bleakness. On Candy Apple Grey, Dü expanded their repertoire but they were yet to find their perfect niche.