The Argument

Grant Hart - The Argument
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2013 Ratings: #156 / 955
User Score
Based on 10 ratings
July 22, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
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A.V. Club

Considering the breadth and depth of his work with Hüsker Dü, Hart doesn’t need to secure his legacy; that’s already been done. But with The Argument, he’s substantially and staggeringly added to it.


The Argument is a highly laudable effort – literary heads will enjoy its attempt at condensing the complexities of the epic poem, while many will take pleasure in the story Man’s downfall sounding so varied and tuneful.


The Argument demands more theatrical, melodramatic performances than we’re used to hearing from Hart, and his musical palette here expands exponentially

The 405

The Argument is an album which straddles different genres and makes a surprising number of things work very well indeed.

Drowned in Sound

The Argument's cataclysmic clashes and multitudinous puzzle pieces that never quite fit together are the stuff of a deeply flawed classic.

Consequence of Sound

It hits and misses, but it’s a memorable record from a songwriter worthy of the attention.


As often as the album works, I can’t help but wish that Hart would have dialed his ambitions back a bit and create a truly great album on the back of his natural talent.

It's good, but too damn long...
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Track List

  1. Out Of Chaos
  2. Morningstar
  3. Awake, Arise!
  4. If We Have The Will
  5. I Will Never See My Home
  6. I Am Death
  7. Sin
  8. Letting Me Out
  9. Is The Sky The Limit?
  10. Golden Chain
  11. So Far From Heaven
  12. Shine, Shine, Shine
  13. It Isn t Love
  14. War In Heaven
  15. Glorious
  16. (It Was A) Most Disturbing Dream
  17. Underneath The Apple Tree
  18. The Argument
  19. Run For The Wilderness
  20. For Those Too High Aspiring
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Added on: July 1, 2013