then try Copper Blue (1992)
2 With Sugar, Bob Mould took another whack at the power-trio format and scrubbed up the late-period Hüsker sound into something vastly more accessible, a clean-cut blast of Mtv-ready hard rock backed up by a dense mix and an abundance of tight, mid-tempo riffs, as on the diesel-engine chug of The Act We Act and The Slim. Revisiting Copper Blue is a reminder of the fingerprints it left all over modern rock, from the ringing arpeggios of Changes that would become a Jimmy Eat World hallmark, to the New Wave-ish synth of Hoover Dam foreshadowing the electro-tinged indie rock of The Killers. One of Mould’s strongest, most cohesive offerings, and catchy as hell.
Recommended track The Slim