Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Cursive - The Ugly Organ

The Ugly Organ is my favorite album by Cursive. Coming from Nebraska, and the same area as the over-emo group Bright Eyes, Cursive released the Ugly Organ in 2003 on Saddle Creek Records. While remaining essentially the same (sound-wise) as their previous album, The Ugly Organ had one huge improvement to their sound for this album, the addition of Gretta Cohn on Cello. Gretta is a brilliant cello player, and her cello lines really make the album for me. They really got a lot of definition at that point as the indie rock band with the cello.

But I digress, The Ugly Organ is basically a concept album about "The Ugly Organist" and his lonely existence. It's also a pretty solid album. I love the tracks Art Is Hard, The Recluse and Driftwood. Considering that I hated Cursive when I first heard them, I have come a long way to be able to say, I really do like them a lot.

I still hate Bright Eyes though. Sorry.


1 comment:

Alex said...

The cover for this album almost reminds me of the artwork on Brian Wilson's Mt. Vernon and Fairway (A Fairy Tale).