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Black Out

Author: Kevin Hoskins
01/29/2003 | Rockist | www.rockist.com | Album Review
The Good Life began as a side project for Tim Kasher, the extremely talented guitarist and singer for
Nebraska band Cursive. On this, the second album for the Good Life, Kasher welcomes his touring mates
into the fold as the Good Life evolves from side project status into a full-on band. This album mixes it up a
bit with the addition of various keyboards on most songs (whether they're necessary or not, only Kasher
and his band mates can be certain as his songs seem to be strong enough to stand on their own). The
constant from 2000's Novena On a Nocturn is Kasher's melancholy and talent for descriptions of life, love,
and drinking. This isn't Kasher's best work. (That accolade goes to his singing, songwriting, and guitar
playing on Cursive's Domestica, an album that everyone should have in their collection.) But the
descriptions are so poignant that he deserves the acclaim we normally reserve for artists with much longer
careers like Elvis Costello or Paul Westerberg.
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