Infobox Album |
Name = Modulate
Type = Album
Artist = Bob Mould

Released = March 12, 2002
Recorded =
Genre = Alternative
Length =
Label = Granary Music
Producer = Bob Mould
Reviews =
* Allmusic Guide Rating|2|5 [ link]
Last album = "The Last Dog and Pony Show"
This album = "Modulate"
Next album = ""

"Modulate" is Bob Mould's fifth solo album, released in 2002. Although a few tracks on his previous release, "The Last Dog and Pony Show", had featured tape loops and samples, Mould shocked his fans with such a dramatic embrace of electronica. "Rolling Stone" magazine awarded the album 2 1/2 stars out of five, declaring: "Ultimately, this is a rock record with electronic effects, not a techno record with guitars, and it falls short of being totally satisfying as either."

The song "The Receipt" is widely consideredWho|date=September 2008 to be an attack directed at former Hüsker Dü bandmate Grant Hart.

Mould dubbed the tour supporting this album "The Carnival of Light and Sound." It featured him performing alone on stage, backed by prerecorded tracks as short films were projected on screens behind him.

Track listing

# "180 Rain"
# "Sunset Safety Glass"
# "Semper Fi"
# "Homecoming Parade"
# "Lost Zoloft"
# "Without?"
# "Slay/Sway"
# "The Receipt"
# "Quasar"
# "Soundonsound"
# "Hornery"
# "Comeonstrong"
# "Trade"
# "Author's Lament"

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