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Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
Neko Case started by playing drums in a Canadian punk-rock band, but now she owes more to Loretta Lynn than to Lydia Lunch. Her big voice echoes classic country stars such as Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton: She can be dramatic and twangy ("Set Out Running") or tender and sweet ("No Need to Cry"), and then kick a song into overdrive ("Mood to Burn Bridges," which could be a Lone Justice outtake). The sharply written songs on Furnace Room Lullaby are sometimes nostalgic, sometimes bitter, but always captivating. "Thrice All American," her ode to Tacoma, Washington, will break your heart, and you'll love her for it.
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Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
Neko Case started by playing drums in a Canadian punk-rock band, but now she owes more to Loretta Lynn than to Lydia Lunch. Her big voice echoes classic country stars such as Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton: She can be dramatic and twangy ("Set Out Running") or tender and sweet ("No Need to Cry"), and then kick a song into overdrive ("Mood to Burn Bridges," which could be a Lone Justice outtake). The sharply written songs on Furnace Room Lullaby are sometimes nostalgic, sometimes bitter, but always captivating. "Thrice All American," her ode to Tacoma, Washington, will break your heart, and you'll love her for it.
All Music Guide - Mark Deming
It would be easy to call Neko Case alt-country's answer to k.d. lang; after all, they both began their career in Canada although Case was raised in America, both came into country music through artier pursuits, and both blend trad-style twang with a modernist lyrical perspective. But Case also has a couple more important things in common with lang -- she has a superb voice that's as big as all outdoors, and there's nothing at all ironic about her love for the luxurious sadness of classic country & western. Case fronts a dramatically revamped line-up of Boyfriends on her second solo album, Furnace Room Lullaby, and it's even stronger and more impressive than her fine debut set, The Virginian. Case co-wrote all of the album's 12 songs, and the material strikes a more deeply personal note this time out, from the busted romance of "Set Out Running" and "We've Never Met" to the road-weary and unsentimental nostalgia of "Thrice All American" and "South Tacoma Way" not many artists could put a lump in your throat at the notion of a Wal-Mart replacing the old downtown, but Case does it here. Case's vocals are superb from front to back, as smooth and fiery as good brandy, and her revolving circle of musicians including Ron Sexsmith and Kelly Hogan on backing vocals are subtle and beautifully evocative, balancing sorrow and good times with an easy grace. Dozens of rock artists have wrung cheap laughs from the sound and feel of classic country, but Neko Case understands the honest emotions and working-class poetry Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton brought to their best music, and if her own take on such things is a bit different, Furnace Room Lullaby makes clear how deeply she cares for this music, and confirms her status as one of alt-country's strongest artists.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2007
  • Label: Anti
  • UPC: 045778691524
  • Catalog Number: 86915
  • Sales rank: 28,521

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Neko Case & Her Boyfriends Primary Artist
Kelly Hogan Vocals, Background Vocals
Evan Johns Electric Guitar
Kevin Kane 12-string Guitar
Don Kerr Guitar, Snare Drums
Carl Newman Vocals
Joel Trueblood Drums, Snare Drums
Ron Sexsmith Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Darryl Neudorf Acoustic Guitar
Linda McRae Accordion
Evan Johns & His H-Bombs Guitar, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, Soloist
Ford Pier Organ, Piano
Neko Case Tambourine, Vocals, Vocal Harmony, Indexed Contributor
John Ramberg Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Guitar (Baritone)
Scott Betts Bass, Track Performer
Brian Connelly Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Bob Egan Pedal Steel Guitar, national steel guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Dallas Good Guitar
Travis Good Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, 8-string Guitar, Upright Bass, Guitar (Tenor), Guitar (Baritone)
Mike Grier Vocals
Henri Sangalang Bass
Technical Credits
Darryl Neudorf Producer, Engineer
Neko Case Producer, Art Direction
Randy "Tex" Iwata Graphic Design
Dale Morningstar Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Breathtaking

    If you've never like so called ''alt.country'', or you don't think you care for country music or anything even the least bit tinged with country sound...you obviously haven't heard Miss Case. Pulling from the deepest part of her soul, she belts verses out like she's been stabbed in the gut, and wants to take you down with her...and you're more than happy to go. She's a Loretta Lynn influenced siren. Seeing her live is an experience in itself. I highly reccommend this to anyone in the need of a holy heart bleeding...or if you just want to be blown away by an amazing voice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Neko Case is totally awsome!!!

    The more I listen to this music the more I love it. I love most of the songs (only 2 I could live without out of 12 - and they aren't bad!). I like the dark lyrics in some of the songs. Her music style kinda reminds me of Chris Isaak's music. It has a blues and rock influence with a lot of rockabilly. Her voice is ultra big with lots of range. Very cool stuff! I am sorry but I don't know who to compare her to - she is in a class by herself!

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