Cursive

The Ugly Organ

CD (w/ MP3) LBJ-051-2 (3/4/2003) $11.00 add to cart
LP (w/ MP3) LBJ-051-1 (3/4/2003)
180g colored vinyl includes download card
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320 Kbps MP3 LBJ-051-3 (3/4/2003) $9.00 add to cart

Remastered Deluxe Edition now available!

With its combination of dynamic instrumentation, diverse and accomplished songwriting and lyrical catharsis, The Ugly Organ forges a unique musical and lyrical territory that actually justifies the (non-ironic) label of "concept album." What exactly the concept of The Ugly Organ may be, however, is up for debate. "Some people focus sexuality entirely on the penis or vagina," says Cursive’s Tim Kasher. "Others consider the heart or the mind to be the most sexual organ. For others, it might be an object completely outside the body, such as a musical instrument."

Regardless, The Ugly Organ is stunning and cohesive work, by turns wildly dissonant ("Some Red Handed Slight of Hand," "A Gentleman Caller") and beautifully restrained ("Driftwood: A Fairy Tale," "The Recluse"), with organ and cello lines, thundering rhythms and disjointed guitars meshing in a symbiotic relationship with Kasher’s narrative.

Individual Tracks

PreviewLengthMP3 $.99
1. The Ugly Organist preview » 0:53add to cart
2. Some Red-Handed Sleight of Hand preview » 1:52add to cart
3. Art Is Hard preview » 2:46add to cart
4. The Recluse preview » 3:03add to cart
5. Herald! Frankenstein preview » 0:47add to cart
6. Butcher the Song preview » 3:31add to cart
7. Driftwood: A Fairy Tale preview » 4:40add to cart
8. A Gentleman Caller preview » 3:18add to cart
9. Harold Weathervein preview » 2:59add to cart
10. Bloody Murderer preview » 2:52add to cart
11. Sierra preview » 3:25add to cart
12. Staying Alive preview » 10:04add to cart

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