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Neko Case Hell-On

Neko Case brings us a new Americana/alt-country exploration of Mother Nature's edgy side with Hell-On, her seventh solo album. Greg notes that though other people collaborate with her (including Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn & John, who served as co-producer on six tracks), she is the writer of these songs, he is the main instrumentalist on her record, and she is a producer.“This is her baby,”he asserts,“You can bring on anybody, and it's still going to sound like a Neko Case record because of her massive role in how it sounds.” The album provides what Jim thinks is one of her best lyrics ever on My Uncle's Navy, about a relative that used to mutilate animals. Jim wonders if“that's what sent Neko down this strange nature path.”However, Jim says that ultimately, this is“merely a very good Neko Case record.”Jim and Greg give the album a Double Buy It.

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