The Game of Monogamy
Considering his past, it's unsurprising that Kasher crafted his bleakest album when left to his own devices. The title of his solo debut gives it away: Kasher has frequently explored sexual politics, but here, he careens into some of the most uncomfortable places he's ever explored. Beneath the snappy hooks and horn melodies, "Cold Love" is a grim catalogue of a moribund relationship. A similar sound shrouds an especially discomfiting trip into his id, "Bad, Bad Dreams." Other songs, like "The Prodigal Husband" and "There Must Be Something I've Lost," have fewer accoutrements to soften the blows.
But it all works. Thirteen years and 11 albums into his career, it's never been more obvious that misery suits Tim Kasher. It'd be good if things improved for him, but not if it meant he'd have to stop writing such good songs.
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