The Argument (Grant Hart album)

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The Argument
The Argument (Grant Hart album cover).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 22, 2013
Recorded2010–2012[1] Albatross Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota
GenreExperimental rock
Length74:12
LabelDomino Records
ProducerGrant Hart, Mike Wisti
Grant Hart chronology
Oeuvrevue
(2010)
The Argument
(2013)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic83/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
The A.V. ClubA- [4]
Consequence of Sound3.5/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork8.0/10 [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.TitleLength
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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ thirdav.com Retrieved August 14, 2017
  2. ^ "The Argument Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Argument - Grant Hart". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  4. ^ Heller, Jason (2013-07-23). "Grant Hart - The Argument". The A.V. Club.
  5. ^ Bray, Ryan (Jul 22, 2013). "Album Review: Grant Hart - The Argument". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved Jul 22, 2013.
  6. ^ Stuart, Berman (2013-07-30). "Grant Hart - The Argument". Pitchfork.
  7. ^ http://themusicuniverse.com/grant-hart-speaks-of-his-new-album-upcoming-tour-and-those-that-have-dared-to-cover-his-songs/
  8. ^ http://themusicuniverse.com/grant-hart-speaks-of-his-new-album-upcoming-tour-and-those-that-have-dared-to-cover-his-songs/