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Mama, I'm Swollen

Author: Eric Greenwood
09/24/2009 | | | Album Review
Eric Greenwood's Top Albums of 2009

10. Cursive, Mama, I'm Swollen (Saddle Creek)
Having not one but two career-defining albums (2000's Domestica, 2003'sThe Ugly Organ) is a burden most bands would never overcome. And some might argue that Cursive still has not. So, while Mama, I'm Swollen is not the band's masterpiece (that would be The Ugly Organ), it still ranks as a damn good Cursive album. Tim Kasher has grown by leaps and bounds as a songwriter, taking his lyrical devices to new levels of sophistication, but the music has taken a decidedly less aggressive approach. This may displease long-time fans, but I wouldn't try to top The Ugly Organ, either.
Mama, I'm Swollen

Mama, I'm Swollen

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