Bob Mould 

Body of Song (Yep Roc)

For the past ten years, Bob Mould has been busy battling tinnitus, paying the bills by writing TV scripts for professional wrestling (!) and indulging a newfound passion for club music. With Body of Song, he returns from the wilderness to hard, passionate pop-rock -- though he's blissfully indifferent to acceptable rock etiquette. Specifically, on three tracks of his eccentric new album, Mould carbonates his uniquely resonant voice with a variation of the vocoder effect Cher used on "Believe." No joke. At first, it's about as off-putting to an old Hüsker Dü fan as if the innovator of lilting punk were to try rapping. Then, like most Mould albums, Body of Song -- electronic streak and all -- starts nibbling at your ear. By the time it's done, you've heard hard pop rave-ups, lonely ballads, strangely trancey anthems, dark and rugged guitar work, anguish and optimism -- in short, maybe his catchiest, most honest collection since Sugar's Copper Blue.

More by Andrew Marcus

  • The Thermals
  • The Thermals

    The Body, the Blood, the Machine (Sub Pop)
    • Aug 30, 2006
  • New York Dolls
  • New York Dolls

    One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This (Roadrunner Records)
    • Aug 16, 2006
  • Various Artists

    Anti-Disco League Vol. 1 (Templecombe/TKO)
    • Jul 19, 2006
  • More »

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2016 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation