Husker Du   Flip Your Wig
3.7
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Ranking: #73 for 1985

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3.6 greatErwann S. STAFF | July 9th 20

The transformation is complete: this a pop album. A power pop album, to be precise: it's noisier than any pop album released at the time, but the melodies are now taking the spotlight - "Make No Sense at All" is one dirty pop banger. It showed that the power behind their music was always the songwriting, not the noise. As any other Husker Du record, it does sound like a transition, between the faster and louder New Day Rising and the poppier Candy Apple Grey. This band was always transitioning, and the Flip Your Wig version is the last step before they signed on a major. It might thus be considered their apex (that's what Azerrad thinks), or simply the last time they truly let the noise be a part of their songwriting. Btw the production is ass and "The Baby Song" is absolute garbage.

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0.0 Nicksput | October 25th 17

Very disappointing compared to Zen Arcade, this is a little more similar to New Day Rising. Vocals are so so bad, and the production is muddy as hell. If you could attribute a color to this music it would be brown. Only positives are Flexible Flyer which is marginally better than anything else on here, and the 2 instrumentals that finally end it. This record was big in the development of alt. rock, but most that preceded it did it so much better.

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