don’t miss out Work­book (1989)

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3 His first solo ven­ture af­ter the dis­in­te­gra­tion of Hüsker Dü in 1987, Work­book finds Mould in a re­flec­tive, som­bre mood, with sev­eral songs com­posed on 12-string acous­tic and fleshed out with man­dolin and sweep­ing cello ar­range­ments, no­tably the aus­tere hym­nal Sin­ners And Their Re­pen­tances, rem­i­nis­cent of his for­mer tour mates, REM. And while See A Lit­tle Light lays the blue­print for the kind of up­beat ear­worms he would per­fect with Su­gar, there’s still a wolf be­neath the folk-rock sheep’s cloth­ing: lis­ten to the omi­nous chime of Poi­son Years erupt into a squalling solo as Mould rails against his for­mer band­mates (‘Trea­son is the rea­son...’).

Rec­om­mended track Whichever Way The Wind Blows

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