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TRACKLIST

  1. Things That Scare Me
  2. Deep Red Bells
  3. Outro With Bees
  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


"Blacklisted confirms that alt-country spitfire Neko Case is a voice to be reckoned with. Her songs of murder and new-moon madness sound as if she's been walking after midnight with the ghost of Patsy Cline." —Elle Magazine

Neko Case Blacklisted

ANTI 916 2002 $12.95
CD$12.95BUY

Originally released by Bloodshot as BS 099 in the US in 2002, Anti re-released this version in 2007

Blacklisted, her third album, is the first one that could be called a bona fide classic, a lush, haunting showcase for her awe-inspiring vocal talents. It is also the record where Neko fully defines her voice as an artist, both vocally and musically, and gives us an intensely intimate work that evokes a dark elegance with a hint of twang.

To help create this record Neko brought together a grand cast of scarily talented musicians; among them are Calexico, Howe Gelb, Kelly Hogan and members of The Sadies. Topping it off, Neko’s voice soars and swirls moving from a sultry smokiness to joyful harmony.

The album reflects a lost, almost homesick feeling -- each song aches with vivid images, to stunning results. Although the lushly beautiful album is not conceptual, there's a certain quality about it that's cinematic. Unifying the album is an aura of unsettling vulnerability that envelops the listener. In the end, Blacklisted leaves you weary and heartbroken and wanting more.

"Blacklisted is a spooky, sexycool concoction that adds smoky blues and noirish jazz elements to Case's already distinctive blend. Its cinematic vibe -- all scorched twangs and moonlit echoes -- perfectly matches her wide-open-spaces voice." —Detroit Metro Times

“Nothing released in 2002 was as lonely, broken and terribly authentic as Case is here -- and she is only just learning how to haunt us.” —D.I.W.

“…It conjures spirits from Patsy Cline to Loretta Lynn and even Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval in its mix of hard-luck tales, proud swinging anthems with just a touch of jazz swing, and eerie ambient numbers that showcase Case’s impressive vocal range.” —The Boston Phoenix

Blacklisted, is sort of like hanging out at One-Eyed Jack’s from Twin Peaks-esoteric, swimmy, and beautiful, but with the distinct feeling that something heavy’s going on in the murky depths.” —The Stranger

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