Review of Grant Hart – The Argument (Domino / Outside Music)

Grant HartInspired by William Burroughs’ Lost Paradise and Paradise Lost by John Milton, former Husker Du drummer Grant Hart’s latest record is a spacey, adventurous listen. For every grandiose, supernatural-sounding track (Awake Arise!, I Will Never See My Home) there is almost an equal amount of absolute pop gems to be found (Most Disturbing Dream, Morningstar, Shine Shine Shine). Running 20 tracks long, The Argument does occasionally veer off track and suffers from a lack of pristine refinement. But frankly, that is all a part of the record’s charm in the ends.