Cursive - Burst And Bloom
- Artist: Cursive
- Album: Burst And Bloom
- Label: Saddle Creek
- Year of Release: 2001
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- Reviewed by: kev_stev on 2007-06-22
5 tracks. That's all this EP holds, but it manages to expand Cursive's sound more than it's previous effort, Domestica, could because of the addition of cellist Gretta Cohn. Beginning with an unorthodox, almost hip-hop, song "Sink to the Beat" wastes no time showing the progression Cursive has made, as lead singer Tim Kasher uses his witty and often repetitious songwriting adeptness to build a crescendo where the cello resounds and Kasher howls "Hit song / Let it burst and bloom."
As their follow up LP, The Ugly Organ, proved to be, Burst and Bloom is beautifully cohesive-embellished with a few ambient sounds, especially on "Tall Tales Tell Tales," where backup vocalist Ted Stevens' utilizes ambiance to bring his listeners into a carefully crafted shipwreck setting. This album is filled with both lyrical and musical gems; it has a raw and unique sound, and it marks Cursive's embarking on using an instrument that is prominent in every song, other than guitars and percussions. It is highly recommended and a great start for anyone wanting to view Cursive's potential.
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on 2007-07-28 blackxdan Said:
This is actually the first album i have heard by this band. I'm listening to it right now, so i wont actually give it a star rating just yet. While listening to the song 'Sink To The Beat' i'm really getting into this. I have about five of their albums on here, but i never really gave them a chance to be listened to. When i hear a band like Cursive, i wonder how a band could progress anymore, like they are already at the peak of their potential. So far, i love what i hear, but i want to see if it has the lasting value that other albums have. Will i want to listen to this album more after i'm done listening to it? Once i figure that out, i will be able to come back to this and give this album a full review and rating on it.
on 2007-06-23 hstisgod Said:
Ugly organ is where I stepped aboard...but your review may inspire me to head backwards as Ive never put my effort into getting more experience with them.