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Candy Apple Grey
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Frances Eleni P. from SANTA CRUZ, CA
Reviewed on 12/9/2006...
Rockin hard - punk rock 80's syle
Husker Du starts slowing down
Brian D. Rubendall | Oakton, VA | 08/04/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Candy Apple Grey" was legendary punk band Husker Du's first major label release after years of hard/fast punk albums featuring their unique melodic touch. Most of "Grey" fits right in with the band's previous work, as songs like "Crystal," "Dead Set on Destruction" and "Sorry Somehow," roar along at a breakneck pace with bleak down-and-out lyrical imagery. Right in the middle of the proceedings, however, the band throws a couple of curveballs in the form of two Bob Mould-penned accoustic numbers, "Too Far Down," and "Hardly Getting Over It." These two songs are gorgeous and would marking the beginning of s diversification of Husker Du's sound that would result in the resounding triumph of their next album, "Warehouse: Songs and Stories," as well as mark the path that Mould would eventually take on his early solo career. Some long time fans of the band were disappointed by Mould allegedly "going soft," but there is nothing wimpy about his accoustic side, as he has proven time and time again since then. Overall, "Candy Apple Grey" is a first rate punk rock album with a maturity that is rare for the genre and has allowed it to stand the test of time."
The best album i've ever heard
Gordon Hill | Glasow | 10/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've had this for over 10 years and own over 2000 lps and this is still the best album i have. It sounds better on vinyl but whatever format its the playing and the songs that make it a classic. Husker Du must be my all time favourite band, they take all the melodicism of The Beatles and marry it with the buzzsaw intensity of Ramones and shoot it all through with such emotion and passion it never fails to connect. This ones their best album (though its hard to choose really)as it contains Bob Mould's heartbreaking ballads Too Far Down and Hardly Getting Over It and Grant Hart's amazing organ driven Sorry Somehow. They only managed 1 more album after this, the outstanding Warehouse but this is their Nevermind, Pet Sounds, Revolver and Rocket To Russia all rolled into one. Its really that good, actually its better!!"