Tim Kasher, 'The Game of Monogamy' (Saddle Creek)

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The Game of Monogamy
Critical Mass
Release Date: October 5, 2010
Label: Saddle Creek

by David Menconi

Thirty-six seems young for a midlife crisis, but Cursive and Good Life frontman Kasher always was the precocious type. His debut solo album sports lyrics of the sort Loudon Wainwright III has been writing for decades, set to harp, oboe, strings, and horns. Lacerating sentiments clash with pretty sounds as Kasher holds forth on his "death wish," detailing the foibles of prodigal husbands. "I wanna have sex with all my old girlfriends again," he sighs on "There Must Be Something I've Lost" -- followed by, "Aw, fuck it," and the strings come in. Quite a convincing cry for help.

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