Candy Apple Grey (studio album) by Hüsker Dü

Candy Apple Grey by Hüsker Dü
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 2,962nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 156 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1986 (45th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (460th)
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Candy Apple Grey LP Record Vinyl Husker Du Warner Bros. 25385
Condition: Used

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Condition: Very Good

Husker Du - Candy Apple Grey Cassette 1986
Condition: Very Good

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Candy Apple Grey is ranked 5th best out of 11 albums by Hüsker Dü on

The best album by Hüsker Dü is Zen Arcade which is ranked number 418 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,367.

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From 09/23/2023 10:21
Great work here. Too Far Down and No Promises Have I Made are the only lesser tracks but I can imagine some angsty teens picking it up back in the day. The opening track retains that "hardcore" sound but isn't the best intro either. The rest of the songs on the album definitely hit the spot. Great balance. Their softer side just needed some polishing I guess.
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From 02/27/2023 18:57
Pretty incosistent record, but Don't Wanna Know If You Are Lonely and Sorry Somehow are definitely contenders for the title of the best Husker Du song ever. My money would be on the first. Why is everyone under-rating Eiffel Tower High though?
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From 09/03/2021 22:26
If someone asked me to name the most fun Hüsker Dü album, it would be this one.
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From 11/03/2017 20:19
Best Tracks: Don't Want To Know If You're Lonely, Sorry Somehow
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From 08/14/2016 06:55
Came to Husker Du through Mega City Four doing a cover of Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely so this album was a starting point. In fact all these years later I still only have Candy Apple Grey and Zen Arcade which I have to say I've never really got into. Candy Apple Grey is just much more accessible and consistent to my ears. The splits in the band are very noticeable with hindsight but for me the sharing of the songwriting between Bob Mould and Grant Hart gives the album a strength and variety that one person would struggle to achieve.
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From 10/28/2012 21:37
One of their best albums.
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From 05/30/2011 13:38
Husker Du was already past its peak with Candy Apple Grey, but it's still a fine album. Very intense stuff from a very intense band.
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