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Candy Apple Grey – Hüsker Dü

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Candy Apple Grey – Hüsker Dü

(1986), 7.5/10
Candy Apple Grey is generally acknowledged as the weakest of Hüsker Dü full length albums, and it’s an understandable conclusion; there are still sparks of brilliance, but it’s more generic than before. This is possibly a result of record company pressure, as there are ten full songs here, and no experimental pieces. The most interesting development is Mould’s two acoustic tracks in the centre of the album; ‘Too Far Down’ is a little over dramatic, but ‘Hardly Getting Over It’ rides a lovely shimmering chord sequence. Hart also gets on the acoustic bandwagon with his piano ballad ‘No Promise Have I Made’; it’s not an unqualified success, but it’s one of the more entertaining tracks on the album with Hart’s out of control singing. There’s other strong material too; the opener ‘Crystal’ is surprisingly abrasive for Hüsker Dü so late in their career, while Hart’s hooky ‘Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely’ is arguably the album’s best song. Candy Apple Grey feels like the band are running out of steam a little, but it’s still a respectable major label debut.

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