The Game of Monogamy

Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
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  1. Oct 25, 2010
    40
    There's not a song here that feels useful outside the context of another chapter in Kasher's discography, and thus ultimately doesn't seem likely to inspire much emotion outside of the core Saddle Creek crowd.
  2. Q Magazine
    Dec 22, 2010
    60
    In small doses, it's insightful and infectious, but after a whole album's worth of introspection Kasher starts to sound like a bit of a whinge bag. [Jan 2011, p.138]
  3. It's at times shocking how off-key the album actually is. The music switches between dry and histrionic. The lyrics are flat and repetitive.
  4. Monogamy falls somewhere near the bottom rung. The indie game has changed. Without the Cursive name behind him, Tim Kasher is, sadly, not much of a player.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Nov 14, 2011
    7
    I'm a fan of Tim Kasher's work from the band's Cursive and The Good Life, the lyrics are deep and I find very relatable. This album althoughI'm a fan of Tim Kasher's work from the band's Cursive and The Good Life, the lyrics are deep and I find very relatable. This album although not close to his best work, has some good songs worth listening too. The theme is similar to what has been sung before but there is passion and some moments that come alive. Probably the most difficult part of the album's lyrics are the lack of romance and pessimism, although life can suck its nice still to long and desire for something more or different but the songs have some reflective depth nonetheless. Recommended. Full Review »
  2. Nov 16, 2010
    7
    Another "concept" album from Saddle Creek's other workhorse Tim Kasher. It has been evident for over a decade that once the Cursive and GoodAnother "concept" album from Saddle Creek's other workhorse Tim Kasher. It has been evident for over a decade that once the Cursive and Good Life front man starts obsessing over an idea, he inflates it into a full scale arsenal on each album he puts out. Those who say this album is repetitive, well they are right, but how is that different from any of the past albums this man has released? The problem with this one is it seems a little half cooked at times and could have been fleshed out a bit more. But, the arrangements are at times gorgeous and when he gets it right, he really gets it right ("No Fireworks"). Full Review »