I admit I prejudged this release. I saw the Rolling Stone review and then put off purchasing. But after hearing Life and Times I had to post a positive review. C’mon people, let’s get that Amazon star rating up! Life and Times is Bob Mould doing what he does best. Amazing songwriting, stunning musicianship, beautifully sequenced. Truly sounds great as an album, not a collection of songs. Rocks hard when it needs to, acoustic here and there, inventive solos, and some experimental stuff at the end. Take that Rolling Stone!