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Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

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Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Neko Case
Producers:
Anti-
genre:
Rock

We gave it an A-

The restless protagonists on Neko Case’s latest — and finest — album, Fox Confessor, are outsiders with a taste for dangerous romance and the knife’s edge, wandering in a doomed landscape straight out of Faulkner. Elegies like ”Star Witness” and ”A Widow’s Toast” sound spooked, as if they were recorded at the bottom of a well. Moving further away from her early alt-country sound has sharpened Case’s songwriting instincts; her death-haunted folk casts a beguiling spell.

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