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Fox Confessor Brings the Flood The restless protagonists on Neko Case's latest — and finest — album, Fox Confessor, are outsiders with a taste for...Fox Confessor Brings the FloodRock The restless protagonists on Neko Case's latest — and finest — album, Fox Confessor, are outsiders with a taste for...2006-03-06
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Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: Neko Case; Producer (group): Anti-; Status: In Season

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.

Originally posted March 6 2006 — 12:00 AM EST

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