Mama, I'm Swollen

Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. 30
    The emo-punk angst is cut with little of the band's trademark wit or ingenuity: Most of the songs plod bloodlessly to an inevitable, pointless climax of noise, sour humor, and teen nihilism.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. JesseT
    Mar 17, 2009
    10
    I am a long time fan of Cursive and I think this album is excellent.
  2. beaus
    Mar 14, 2009
    9
    Critics... you envy the creative genius that is cursive thats why you are writing words and not creating music like the people you review. Critics... you envy the creative genius that is cursive thats why you are writing words and not creating music like the people you review. You know nothing. Full Review »
  3. LyleS
    Mar 13, 2009
    3
    Cursive has been on a gradual decline since their fourth album The Ugly Organ. Kashir has become more obnoxious with his sexual issues and Cursive has been on a gradual decline since their fourth album The Ugly Organ. Kashir has become more obnoxious with his sexual issues and less vulnerable which has eliminated the endearing quality of the lyrics. Ultimately, especially for any long time fan, this album is boring - like a friend who only calls to talk about the same issues over and over again. We get it Tim - you have a love/hate relationship with sex, suburbia, and religion. You can't live with them and can't live without them. We heard that loud and clear six years ago and your message has been getting repetitious. Oh, and the music sucks too. Full Review »