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Cursive - The Ugly Organ (2003) [24 bit FLAC] [vinyl] Released: 2003 Duration: 39:09 Genre: Pop/Rock Styel: Indie, Alternative Codec: FLAC Bit Rate: ~ 2,000 kbps Bits Per Sample: 24 Sample Rate: 96,000 Hz Cover: Front A1 The Ugly Organist A2 Some Red Handed Sleight Of Hand A3 Art Is Hard A4 The Recluse A5 Herald! Frankenstein A6 Butcher The Song A7 Driftwood: A Fairy Tale B1 A Gentleman Caller B2 Harold Weathervein B3 Bloody Murderer B4 Sierra B5 Staying Alive Whereas 2000's Domestica explored the intense pain of Tim Kasher's divorce, Ugly Organ is a tale of empty sex, overwrought melodrama, and metaphors of which the album's title is only the first. Kasher likes making you feel queasy, and Cursive backs him up with unpredictable instrumental turns. "Butcher the Song" could be about a lot of things, but it's definitely not happy, and its instrumentation lurches in stops and rushing starts like a drivetrain gone bad. "Art Is Hard" is much louder. "Keep turning out those hits! Till it's all the same old sh*t!" The clattering guitars shoot backward at Cursive's louder roots, but the knifing lyrics stab wildly at fans, the band, the industry - any target available. Kasher and co. are similarly restless throughout Ugly Organ, and that sentiment makes the album both rewarding and frustrating. They're capable of great beauty, particularly in the sure hand of cellist Gretta Cohn, who first appeared on the Burst & Bloom EP but is a true force here. She adds a soaring melody to "Driftwood: A Fairy Tale," making it sound like Spoon with a fuller lineup. But the band also throws a thousand ideas into the wind on Organ, and a lot of them become just hints and melodrama. The ten-minute "Staying Alive" is flush with intensity but goes in too many different directions, while the brief "Herald! Frankenstein" doesn't expand far enough. Kasher's always pretty clear with his lyrics; he's having a post-coital conversation in "Gentleman Caller," he's the post-divorce depressive in "Recluse." But Cursive could use a little more clarity throughout Ugly Organ, to fully capture the band's fractured and anxious, but always exuberant sound.
|01. The Ugly Organist.flac||8.623 MB|
|02. Some Red Handed Sleight of Hand.flac||37.148 MB|
|03. Art Is Hard.flac||52.072 MB|