Song of the Day, August 13: Sunspots by Bob Mould

MouldSpotsToday’s song is Sunspots by Bob Mould. Fans and critics eagerly awaited his solo debut after the breakup of Hüsker Dü, but nothing prepared them for the astonishing growth and skill that he demonstrated. For Workbooks opening track, he chose this stunning departure from the potent noise he had demonstrated so far in his career. A fragile, beautiful instrumental, Sunspots is an acoustic gem. Warm and wistful, it sets the tone of quiet majesty that permeates the disc. As a testament, it was flawless. As a lovely musical statement, it remains one of the nicest pieces of music in Mould’s long, complex career. Enjoy this wonderful tune today.

About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight uses statistical analysis — hard numbers — to tell compelling stories about politics, sports, science, economics and culture.


all contents © Robert Hulshof-Schmidt

Weekly Top 40

The Weekly Top 40 1955-2017

Major Spoilers

We know you love comics. We do, too.

The Immortal Jukebox

A Blog about Music and Popular Culture

Greatest British Songs

The best songs from British bands and artists

Social Justice For All

Working towards global equity and equality

The Falcon's Nest

The Home of All Things Rock and Sometimes Roll

%d bloggers like this: