Tim Kasher’s Game of Monogamy out today; Pitchfork gives a 6.6…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:47 pm October 5, 2010

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

Tim Kasher’s solo outing, The Game of Monogamy, dropped today on Saddle Creek Records. The album just got reviewed in Pitchfork, which gave the disc a slightly better than mediocre rating of 6.6 (out of 10). The writer seemed to like it, though his final extremely long sentence somehow makes the disc sound less than inviting: “Still, if you want to take yourself to the edge of emotional catastrophe while maintaining a safe distance, Kasher’s got the best shit in town: I’m always hesitant to use the term ‘guilty pleasure,’ but I’ll stop short and suggest that the pleasure that Monogamy provides is at the very least unhealthy, a controlled substance that packs less buzz with each use and that Saddle Creek should at least have put a warning on saying ‘do not combine with alcohol or listen to while operating within heavy relationships.'” Read the entire review here; then read the Lazy-i review, here. And there’s more: Aversion gave the disc three stars here; A.V. Club rated it a ‘B’ here; SPIN online gave it 7 out of 10 here; Consequence of Sound gave it four stars here; Austin Town Hall gave it 2 1/2 stars here; and BLARE gave it four stars here.

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Tomorrow, Guster Pt. 1.

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