Album of the Year
Author: Alexis J. Pride
11/30/2005 | Chicago Innerview | www.chicagoinnerview.com | Live Show Preview
The Good Life's recent release, Album of the Year, ought to come with a warning label: "can result in addiction." The Saddle Creek outfit, led by Cursive's Tim Kasher, manages a moody and soulful collection of tunes that is both catchy and provocative — the kind of music that seduces you into repeated listening while lulling you into singing along. The album's chief lure is its theme that speaks to the heart — songs about leaving, being left, or leaving in anticipation of being left — songs that whisper to your memory and your imagination. Kasher's talent for fusing his original brand of music and lyrical narrative holds your attention by the throat and won't let go. The band displays a refined quality and distinctive sound all their own. And if they continue to produce more like Album of the Year, they'll most certainly enjoy the good life of a long musical career. (Appearing with Euphone and The Narrator at the Abbey Pub on Dec. 13).