The Difference Between Houses And Homes: Lost Songs And Loose Ends 1995-2001 Image
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  • Summary: This disc compiles 10 tracks from the Tim Kasher-led band's early 7-inch singles, and adds two previously unreleased cuts.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. As catchy as it is woeful. [26 Aug 2005, p.60]
  2. If you've only heard of their work on The Ugly Organ or Domsetica, then I suggest picking this up. It's a great archive of the band's early unheralded accomplishments.
  3. Musically, Houses and Homes is mostly stellar.
  4. 60
    Takes Cursive back to their chickenscratch days. [Sep 2005, p.144]
  5. A handful of these recordings show promise, and should prove enjoyable for diehards and newcomers alike.... These standouts sadly don’t compensate for the rest of the album’s general blandness.
  6. Too often, Kasher is lost in his screamy, overdramatic posturing. [Sep 2005, p.154]
  7. I would stress that this conglomerate of half-baked songs should in no way reflect on the rest of Cursive's canon -- there is a reason most of these songs have gone largely unnoticed and unappreciated.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Andy
    Aug 22, 2006
    7
    If you're a Cursive fan, this album has some tracks you don't want to miss including a B-side from the Ugly Organ that will rock If you're a Cursive fan, this album has some tracks you don't want to miss including a B-side from the Ugly Organ that will rock your socks off. Expand
  2. HeathG
    Aug 17, 2005
    6
    I think people arent being so fair to this album. It's not the masterpieces we've become used to as of late. It's old stuff. I think people arent being so fair to this album. It's not the masterpieces we've become used to as of late. It's old stuff. None of it is something we couldnt live without. buy it if you need it. Expand
  3. chrissys
    Aug 16, 2005
    5
    This album is mediocre to say the least. I love the T.Kash. as much as the next "hipster"... but we all know that the cursive boys were just This album is mediocre to say the least. I love the T.Kash. as much as the next "hipster"... but we all know that the cursive boys were just hoping to put an extra dime in their pockets and well, I guess their wild tactics worked on me. Expand