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The Ugly Organ

Author: Brian Peterson
12/23/2003 | Moviepoopshoot.com | www.moviepoopshoot.com
#7 on CLANDESTINE MAYHEM'S TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2003

While CURSIVE may have dwelled on the bleak and dreary in past recordings, The Ugly Organ finds this witty Saddle Creek band looking to expand in new and exciting directions. Guitarist/vocalist Tim Kasher "recreates his misery" in a somewhat sarcastic manner on this record, but his skill as a writer proves that he may have another career ahead of him after he decides to hang up his guitar. Sound wise, The Ugly Organ manages to reach quite the variety of musical plateaus, from the playful ("Art is Hard") to the melancholy ("Sierra"), and is a stunning portrait of an artist reaching beyond his comfort zone. Sure, the Omaha, NE hometown of this group might be on the media fueled hype list at the moment, but CURSIVE, again, proves why the spotlight drifted in their direction in the first place.
The Ugly Organ

The Ugly Organ

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