The Game of Monogamy

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The Game of Monogamy
Studio album by Tim Kasher
Released October 5, 2010
Genre Indie rock, Alternative rock
Length 37:53
Label Saddle Creek
Producer Tim Kasher
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars[1]
Indie Rock Reviews (8.6/10)[2]
Pitchfork (6.6/10)[3]
SPIN 7/10 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic 2/5 stars[5]

The Game of Monogamy is the first solo album by Cursive and The Good Life frontman Tim Kasher. It was released on 5 October 2010 in the UK.

Late last fall Tim Kasher went north for the winter after nearly a year of touring in support of Cursive's 2009 release Mama, I'm Swollen. Leaving sunny Los Angeles, it was in the frosty valley of Whitefish, Montana, nestled next to Big Mountain and Glacier National Park that he set about writing and recording his debut solo album.

The Game of Monogamy is conceptually a scathing, doubtful, near-mocking account of the common commitment made between one man and one woman. Filled with theatrical arrangements and lush instrumentation, ornamented with strings, harp, oboe, flute, and trombone, among other instruments. The songs vary in sound from vibrant and catchy ("Cold Love", "I'm Afraid I'm Gonna Die Here") to sweeping and grand ("No Fireworks", "Monogamy"), and from hushed and spare ("Strays", "The Prodigal Husband"), to urgent and fraught ("A Grown Man", "Bad, Bad Dreams").

The album features musical assistance from members of Cursive and Minus the Bear.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Monogamy Overture" - 1:54
  2. "A Grown Man" - 2:01
  3. "I'm Afraid I'm Gonna Die Here" - 4:50
  4. "Strays" - 4:53
  5. "Cold Love" - 2:47
  6. "Surprise, Surprise" - 1:04
  7. "There Must Be Something I've Lost" - 4:57
  8. "Bad, Bad Dreams" - 2:56
  9. "No Fireworks" - 4:07
  10. "The Prodigal Husband" - 3:13
  11. "Monogamy" - 5:17


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