Merge Records is re-releasing the three early 1990s Sugar albums on July 24th -- my favorite Copper Blue (1992), as well as Beaster(1993) and File Under: Easy Listening (1994). I've probably got enough Sugar to make me happy, but if you're just catching up, there are the usual enhancements (bonus downloads, outtakes, live material).
Not sure exactly why, but I've been listening to "Helpless" a good bit lately and it totally holds up, at least in my humble opinion.
I went to see Mould about a year ago, mostly because Chris Brokaw was opening, but it was really good show. You can read about it here if you want.