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Lovers Need Layers

Author: Matt DiStefano
05/18/2004 | Rockingthescene.com | www.rockingthescene.com | Album Review
"Not that I endorse alcohol or anything, but I certainly endorse myself drinking." Tim Kasher

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Everything that Tim Kasher touches is gold, ringing particularly true on this, the third release from The Good Life. A departure from the usual styles of The Good Life and Cursive, this EP brings you a collection of the happiest sad songs as depicted through the drunken haze of Kasher. A sharp tongue and catchy melodies guide you through the break-up EP of the year, keeping things interesting throughout from the country-rock swagger of "Leaving Omaha" to the heartfelt ballad "For the Love of the Song." Lyrics are top-notch as expected, and particularly interesting on "Entertainer," the most hilariously self-aware song since Cursive's "Art is Hard." Maintaining some elements of older Good Life material but mostly leaning towards pop-oriented tendencies, this EP shows a whole new side of one of the most diverse songwriters in the industry today, ranging as far as the punk-influenced "Friction!" To be perfectly honest, there isn't a damn thing wrong with this EP and aside from those who would sooner jump off of a bridge than listen to anything from Omaha, it's worth your time and money tenfold. If this is any sign of their upcoming full-length album we all have something to be very excited about.
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