The Argument is the fourth and final solo studio album from Grant Hart, formerly of the band Hüsker Dü. The album was released in 2013, four years before Hart's death. It is a concept album based on John Milton's Paradise Lost, and inspired by Hart's friendship with renowned beat author William S. Burroughs. The album features guitar, keyboards, mallet instruments, and found sounds. It was released to universal critical acclaim.
Never let it be said that Grant Hart lacks ambition. He may be erratic, his solo career progressing in fits and starts, but even then it didn't take much for him to take another stab at a rock opera or other long-form conceptual pieces, something that, for all his restlessness, Hart's former bandmate Bob Mould often resisted throughout his own solo career.
Considering the breadth and depth of his work with Hüsker Dü, Hart doesn’t need to secure his legacy; that’s already been done.
Hart described his family as a "typical American dysfunctional family Not very abusive, though. Nothing really to complain about. When Hart was 10, his older brother was killed by a drunk driver. Hart inherited his brother's drum set and records; he soon began playing in a number of makeshift bands as a teenager. At the time, Hart had little interest in contemporary rock music. After the release of the EP, Hart went further into sobriety, recording and releasing the album "Intolerance" and the associated EP "All of My Senses" in 1989 and 1990, respectively. In late 1989, he formed a new band, Nova Mob, with Michael Crego on drums, Tom Merkl on bass, and Hart himself taking guitar duties.