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
|320 Kbps MP3 LBJ-051-3 (3/4/2003)||$9.00||add to cart|
Remastered Deluxe Edition now available for pre-order!
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.
|1. The Ugly Organist||preview »||0:53||add to cart|
|2. Some Red-Handed Sleight of Hand||preview »||1:52||add to cart|
|3. Art Is Hard||preview »||2:46||add to cart|
|4. The Recluse||preview »||3:03||add to cart|
|5. Herald! Frankenstein||preview »||0:47||add to cart|
|6. Butcher the Song||preview »||3:31||add to cart|
|7. Driftwood: A Fairy Tale||preview »||4:40||add to cart|
|8. A Gentleman Caller||preview »||3:18||add to cart|
|9. Harold Weathervein||preview »||2:59||add to cart|
|10. Bloody Murderer||preview »||2:52||add to cart|
|11. Sierra||preview »||3:25||add to cart|
|12. Staying Alive||preview »||10:04||add to cart|