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Mama, I'm Swollen

Author: Scott Heisel
03/10/2009 | Altpress.com | www.altpress.com | Album Review
IF YOU BUY ONE THING TODAY, PLEASE LET IT BE:
Cursive's Mama, I'm Swollen
THE SCOOP: Tim Kasher mines his fractured psyche once more for the enjoyment of thousands with Cursive's latest LP, the absolutely stellar Mama, I'm Swollen. The album is probably the best example of a bridge between Kasher's work in Cursive and his folksier band, the Good Life, as the mid-section of this album could've come right off of Album Of The Year ("Donkeys," "Caveman"). "Mama, I'm Satan" even comes off a bit like mid-period Radiohead. However, the loud, angsty parts are louder and angstier than ever before -- I've previously blogged about the epic scale of the disc's closing track, "What Have I Done?" and I will continue to rave about its absolutely incredible composition and weight. Tim Kasher's best-ever song? It's certainly in my top five.
CRUCIAL JAMS: "What Have I Done?" "I Couldn't Love You," "We're Going To Hell," "From The Hips"IF YOU BUY ONE THING TODAY, PLEASE LET IT BE:
Mama, I'm Swollen

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