It took the Pixies, borrowing the Hüsker Dü blueprint and bending it to their loudQUIETloud will, to show Bob Mould the way to commercial success. With his new band, Sugar, on Copper Blue he put the melody to the front, saving the hardest material for the following year’s mini LP Beaster. There’s even an undisguised Pixies tribute (A Good Idea), and a love song and actual chart hit (‘If I Can’t Change Your Mind’).