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Hüsker Dü — Zen Arcade (2-LP)

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Double LP in Gatefold Jacket

The second album from Minneapolis’s Hüsker Dü was still punk at its core, but hints at the sound of things to come with the introduction of more melodic guitar work, plus some subtle influences from psychedelia and folk music. With two skilled songwriters — guitarist Bob Mould and drummer Grant Hart — the genre-bending trio (bassist Greg Norton completed the lineup) juxtaposed hardcore punk speed and aggression with pop-leaning melodies. Add their uniformly thoughtful, introspective lyrics, and you’ve got this stunning 1984 double-length release, a semi-concept album about youthful rites of passage. It includes such memorable tracks as “Broken Home, Broken Heart,” “Never Talking To You Again” and the evocative 14-minute instrumental closer, “Reoccuring Dreams.”

Released: 10/17/90

Label: SST Records

Variant: Black

Format: 2-LP
Gatefold Jacket

  1. Something I Learned Today
  2. Broken Home, Broken Heart
  3. Never Talking To You Again
  4. Chartered Trips
  5. Dreams Reoccurring
  6. Indecision Time
  7. Hare Krsna
  8. Beyond The Threshold
  9. Pride
  10. I’ll Never Forget You
  11. Biggest Lie
  12. What’s Going On
  13. Masochism World
  14. Standing By The Sea
  15. Somewhere
  16. One Step At A Time
  17. Pink Turns To Blue
  18. Newest Industry
  19. Monday Will Never Be The Same
  20. Whatever
  21. Tooth Fairy And The Princess
  22. Turn On The News
  23. Reoccurring Dreams