Fox Confessor Brings the Flood The restless protagonists on Neko Case's latest — and finest — album, Fox Confessor , are outsiders with a taste for dangerous romance and the… Fox Confessor Brings the Flood The restless protagonists on Neko Case's latest — and finest — album, Fox Confessor , are outsiders with a taste for dangerous romance and the… 2006-03-07 Neko Case Rock
Music Review

Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (2006)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Mar 07, 2006; Lead Performance: Neko Case; Genre: Rock

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 Mar 03, 2006 Published in issue #867 Mar 10, 2006 Order article reprints