February 4, 2015

Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)


Hüsker Dü's hardcore noise is streamlined after the long and intense Zen Arcade to adopt more of a alt-rock angle into their music. The result is an unwavering and needle sharp wall of sound that keeps you on your toes and creates a loveable and less jagged post-hardcore sound. While it lacks the sheer greatness of Zen Arcade, New Day Rising is enjoyable, consistent and also one of SST's greatest moments, plus it's pretty damn influential for the emerging alternative rock genre. Probably a good starting point if you're new to the group as well.

Sample

New Day Rising