worth a spin Patch The Sky (2016)

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5 For a record os­ten­si­bly con­cerned with the death of a par­ent, Patch The Sky is a life-af­firm­ing col­lec­tion of songs, swelling with the kind of eu­phoric groove that in­formed 1992’s Cop­per Blue. Tracks like Voices In My Head and Pray For Rain are con­cise, per­fectly-formed blasts of an­themic hard rock com­fort­ably on a par with the best Dave Grohl’s crew has to of­fer (which might go some way to ex­plain­ing Mould’s reg­u­lar guest ap­pear­ances with the Foo’s in re­cent years). As usual, the pearl-bright melodies here smile right back into the lyri­cal dark­ness, ex­em­pli­fied in Hands Are Tied, a rat­tling joyride through Hüsker coun­try that seems de­lighted to de­clare, ‘If you don’t ex­ist/then you can’t be missed’.

Rec­om­mended track Voices In My Head

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