Man’s fall from grace has never sounded more melodramatic.
For some, Grant Hart will always be the second principal songwriter (after Bob Mould) behind Hüsker Dü’s 1980s melodic wall of noise. But after Nova Mob and other undervalued solo projects, the 52-year-old is finally ready to step out of Mould’s shadow and into the light with the sprawling and conceptual ‘The Argument’. Based on both Dante’s Inferno and an unpublished William Burroughs manuscript, this is a no-flab 20-song cinematic suite in four movements, featuring Hart’s weather-beaten Bowie-like semi-falsetto in all of its majesty. Man’s fall from grace has never sounded more melodramatic.