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1 Things That Scare Me
2 Deep Red Bells
3 With Bees (Outro)
4 Lady Pilot
5 Tightly
6 Look for Me (I'll Be Around)
7 Stinging Velvet
8 Pretty Girls
9 I Missed the Point
10 Blacklisted
11 I Wish I Was the Moon
12 Runnin' Out of Fools
13 Ghost Wiring


Neko Case, better-known for being one of the vocalists in The New Pornographers, is also an accomplished singer songwriter and Blacklisted it her first solo album. Whereas The New Pornographers churn out peppy power-pop, Neko Case's material is more indie alt-country in the vein of Jenny Lewis and Wilco's early stuff. Her strongest asset is obviously her distinctive voice apparent on every song on the record, although her songwriting isn't too shabby either. 11 out of the 13 songs are originals, with Aretha Franklin and Sarah Vaughan covers thrown in for good measure.

About half of this record is great, with a few good songs and then a few average ones. I have to say I had high hopes for this record based on the stunning "Deep Red Bells" and "I Wish I was the Moon," the former a barren prairie anthem and the latter a strikingly haunting ballad. Other highlights include the soaring "Lady Pilot" and the stripped down lullaby Ghost Wiring, which closes the album.

Deep Red Bells

Overall I give it a 7.5/10, maybe an 8 because Neko is a redhead like me.
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Somebody sticky this.
Ain't Nuthin' But a UG Thang: Generic member of the UG Hip Hop/Guitar Music Equality Illuminati

Quote by mydarkesthour

It seems like UG is full of those Caveman Metalheads

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I meant caveman as in long haired....


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it makes doing an aotm painful when it gets ignored.

i can't stand the new pornographers, but i'll give a neko case album a try- or at least the songs you mentioned. she played here a few months ago, but hating the new pornographers, i didn't even think about going.