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.

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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.

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