The Argument (Grant Hart album)

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The Argument
The Argument (Grant Hart album cover).jpg
Studio album by Grant Hart
Released July 22, 2013
Recorded 2010–2012[1] Albatross Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Genre Alternative rock, Art rock, Experimental rock
Length 74:12
Label Domino Records
Producer Grant Hart, Mike Wisti
Grant Hart chronology
Oeuvrevue
(2010)Oeuvrevue2010
The Argument
(2013)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 83/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Club A- [4]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork 8.0/10 [6]

The Argument is the fourth and final solo studio album from Grant Hart, formerly of the band Hüsker Dü. The album was released in 2013, four years before Hart's death. It is a concept album based on John Milton's Paradise Lost, and inspired by Hart's friendship with renowned beat author William S. Burroughs.[7] The album features guitar, keyboards, mallet instruments, and found sounds.[8] It was released to universal critical acclaim.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Grant Hart, except "Out of Chaos" by Grant Hart and John Milton.

No. Title Length
1. "Out of Chaos" 1:57
2. "Morningstar" 4:19
3. "Awake, Arise" 5:16
4. "If We Have The Will" 3:21
5. "I Will Never See My Home" 4:36
6. "I Am Death" 2:33
7. "Sin" 2:57
8. "Letting Me Out" 3:02
9. "Is The Sky The Limit" 3:39
10. "Golden Chain" 2:41
11. "So Far From Heaven" 3:35
12. "Shine, Shine, Shine" 4:33
13. "It Isn't Love" 4:15
14. "War In Heaven" 4:31
15. "Glorious" 3:18
16. "(It Was a) Most Disturbing Dream" 3:59
17. "Underneath the Apple Tree" 3:09
18. "The Argument" 5:56
19. "Run For The Wilderness" 3:09
20. "For Those Too High Aspiring" 3:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Grant Hart – vocals, instruments, production
  • Davin Odegaard – bass
  • Peter Susag – upright bass on track 11
  • Aron Woods – drums on track 11
  • Mike Wisti – production
  • Andrew Moxom – photography
  • Rob Carmichael – design

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