If Say What You Will...'s inchoate, raunchy blur is a bit much, then album number two, again produced by Bob Mould, straightens things out a bit and lets riffs emerge from the walls of distortion. The record's first single, "Tied to the Tracks," is a rip-snorting bull ride of volume and power, but then again, so is much of the record. Although they were derisively written off by some wags as Hüsker Jr., that was a critical view offered by the short-sighted. They may have shared the same sound, but were very different bands.
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AllMusic Review by John Dougan