New Day Rising
Despite maintaining elements of their frantic punk fuzz, the follow-up to Zen Arcade, the fittingly titled New Day Rising expanded Dü’s sound into structured melodies. The Who’s Pete Townshend later told Mould of his admiration for the eclectic Celebrated Summer. Like I Don’t Know What You’re Talking About, it alternates between punk and melodious soulful rock; a perfect microcosm of Dü’s evolving sound throughout the album as a whole. That evolution even included the Minutemen-influenced, jazzstructured experimentalism of How To Skin A Cat.