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The Good Life

The Good Life: Novena On A NocturnNovena On A Nocturn (2000)
Better Looking Records

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Contributed by: maverickScott
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Tim Kasher, the world owes you a great debt for suffering as much as you have and still being able to contribute some of the best, most heartfelt and emotional music ever written. On one hand, I feel awful myself, for enjoying one man's sorrow and pain so much. Is it okay to love music that was wr.
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Tim Kasher, the world owes you a great debt for suffering as much as you have and still being able to contribute some of the best, most heartfelt and emotional music ever written. On one hand, I feel awful myself, for enjoying one man's sorrow and pain so much. Is it okay to love music that was written out of such personal experiences? I feel like I am invading Tim Kasher's room and reading his journal without him knowing; to sum this up in one phrase -- this shit is amazing. No one writes better, more raw lyrics ["The guilt slips from our lips / confessions hidden behind eyelids"; "I'll try to describe the way that it felt, to tell my own Mother her son is a failure"; "What we really want is...just over that hill / And the more I learn, the less I try to climb"]. The music itself is just as creative and moving. I can't decide which I like more: the unadulterated power of Cursive, or the tense, brooding arrangements of The Good Life. Both sound fantastic, both have their high peaks and sweeping valleys [just listen to "Your Birthday Present" or "What We Fall For When We're Already Down"], and both take full advantage of Tim Kasher's incredible lyricism. I probably sound silly, spending so much time just talking about how good these lyrics are, but that's just it: in a society of 4th rate, watered-down "emo", generic skate-punk, and pointless spazzy hardcore [not to mention mainstream music -- ugh], The Good Life shines like the brightest star in the night sky.

MP3s
The Moon Redhanded
An Acquaintance Strikes A Chord

[taken from a different kind of greatness webzine]

 

 
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Anonymous (June 15, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

funkisdead (July 28, 2003)

hmmm wow.
two comments?
this shit makes me want to hug.

Anonymous (March 28, 2003)

good fuckin cd

"what we fall for when we're already down" is probably one of KASHERS best

TIM KASHER is one of the best song writers of our time.

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