Album review: Grant Hart, The Argument (Domino)


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Former Hüsker Dü drummer/songwriter Grant Hart exhibits huge ambition on The Argument, a double-album inspired by William Burroughs' planned sci-fi re-imagining of Milton's Paradise Lost.

It's a vast undertaking, ranging musically from the brittle, indie-pop of “Morningstar”, through the portentous prog-rock of “Awake, Arise!” and Buddy Holly-esque rockabilly of “Letting Me Out” to the Bonzos-style ukelele croon of “Underneath the Apple Tree”, presenting the snake's viewpoint of life in Eden.

Download: (It Was a) Most Disturbing Dream; Is the Sky the Limit?; Shine Shine Shine; Underneath the Apple Tree