Only the best punk album ever made, duh. "They didn't yet have terms like ''alternative rock'' when Minneapolis's Husker Du made their mark as one of the 1980's most influential bands. With two skilled songwriters--guitarist Bob Mould and drummer Grant Hart--the genre-bending trio (bassist Greg Norton completed the lineup) juxtaposed hardcore punk speed and aggression with pop-leaning melodies. Add their uniformly thoughtful, introspective lyrics, and you've got this stunning 1984 double-length release, a semi-concept album about youthful rites of passage. It includes such memorable tracks as Mould's ''Broken Home, Broken Heart'' Hart's ''Never Talking to You Again,'' and the evocative 14-minute instrumental closer, ''Reocurring Dreams.'' Double LP in Gatefold jacket! SST Records.