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5.0 out of 5 stars Country Was The Case, 22 May 2006
This review is from: Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (Audio CD)
I happened to find out about Neko Case by off chance i was out shopping in the west end and went into a shoe shop where they was playing this album after walking around the shop for about 10 minutes and hearing a couple of songs me and a friend decided to ask the cashier who it was she said it was Neko Case and told me the name of the album. I purchased it the same day got home and was disapointed at first but after giving it a few listens and putting it on my mp3 player and listening to it where ever i went i fell in love.

1.Margaret Vs. Pauline - I honest can say i thought this was so cheesy for some reason. A song about two women with a grudge for each other always tryna out do the one another as much as they argue or what have you they envy each other a cool song but not accessable as some of the others 9/10

2.Star Witness - Now this is a song that i loved straight away it's a great one and a clear favourite it's also the longest clocking just over 5 minutes to me maybe this song is about a man who is a witness to a horific car accident and keeps it to himself. I can't stress enough how great this song is 10/10

3.Hold On, Hold On - It just reminded me of Mama Cass (from the mama's and papa's) it's not the greatest song but it can be quite enjoyable the lyrics dont really jump out at you and beg them for you to listen 6/10

4.A Widow's Toast - It's so short but so great one of the best songs it's an tribute to dead husbands Case taps into the darker parts of the psyche.A very haunting and touching piece of music thats so simplistic thats very much acapella with only a few strokes of the guitar every now and then 10/10

5.That Teenage Feeling - Another haunting song (think its something to do with her voice)it sounds like an old Emmylou Harris song with a modern twist it's enjoyable about the carefree days of being a teenager in love 10/10

6.Fox Confessor Brings The Flood - To be honest i have no idea what that means lol A rocky song to say the least her vocals are really mournful seems to be about a man she met had a fling and never saw him again cool song 7/10

7.John Saw That Number - Dubbed by many reviews ive read as the best song on the album i don't know i beg to differ it's the most upbeat thats really it.It has a gospel-like quality (not just coz Johns a bapist lol) i mean it's an ok song but its by far not the best 9/10

8.Dirty Knife - It builds into an eerie, murderous folk ballad I dont really listen to it much but that's because i find it really disturbing i'm playing it as im writing and it just isnt a good feeling but the thing is about this song like many of th e other is that Neko's vocals are great she really has a striking voice 8/10

9.Lion's Jaw - Is something straight out of Emmylou Harris songbook it's a fantastic downtempo country song it sighs and sways like a romantic `60s pop ballad it's one of my favourite i enjoyed this one alot 10/10

10.Maybe Sparrow - After searching Neko's website i got to see the video for this it was cool and went very well with the song it feels quite intense her voice plays a big part in the atmosphere of the song one of the finer moments 10/10

11.At Last - A very short song now, i've listened to this one a few times now (iTunes says 14) and i can't make head of tail of it and it's so frustrating i came to the conclusion that i like it coz it's a mystery 10/10

12.The Needle Has Landed - A fine way to end the album on a high very impressive reminded me of Aimee Mann and the most "rock" song here i love her vocal's she sings with such passion another great song the strings at the end are beautiful 10/10

Top 5

1.A Widow's Toast

2.Star Witness

3.The Needle Has Landed

4.Lion's Jaw

5.That Teenage Feeling

Probably the most obscure album in my entire collection i like this album alot and will be buying her back catalogue
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