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Cursive's Domestica

Author: Tyler Kord
05/07/2000 | Buddyhead.com | www.buddyhead.com | Album Review
In a world of indie-pop bands whining about how girls won't go on dates with them, it is at least gratifying, if not so inspiring, to hear a depressing album from a rocker with legitimate heartache. Singer/songwriter Tim Kasher's lyrics seem to have suffered though, due to the sad poetry of a failed marriage. But even this doesn't stop the album from coming off as a solid effort with an unmistakable musical maturation that simply screams the phrase, "Don't call it a comeback." With the addition of Ted Stevens (singer/songwriter of Lullaby for the Working Class) on guitar and vocals, Cursive may not sound as huge as they did on their last album, but Domestica has an incredible range of sounds, from the old-school Cursive rockin' to Lionel Richie, grind-your-woman style bass and drum breakdowns. Even with the diversity of sounds on this album, they still manage to give it a unifying sound that doesn't come off like a bunch of songs thrown together to make an album. The final product demands to be listened to all the way through, preferably with a bottle of liquor and a shoulder to cry on. Hopefully these guys will stay together long enough to make another, as it seems that with each new album Cursive hones their songwriting and instrumental abilities mature a little more. 4 out of 5
Cursive's Domestica

Cursive's Domestica

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