Blacklisted (album)

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Blacklisted
Neko Case - Blacklisted.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 20, 2002
Recorded2002
GenreAlternative country
Length37:18
LabelBloodshot, ANTI-
ProducerCraig Schumacher
Neko Case chronology
Canadian Amp
(2001)
Blacklisted
(2002)
The Tigers Have Spoken
(2004)

Blacklisted is the third studio album by American musician Neko Case, released on August 20, 2002.

Blacklisted marked a departure from the alternative country sounds of Case's first two solo albums. Guest musicians on the album include Howe Gelb, Kelly Hogan, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Joey Burns, John Convertino, and Dallas Good.

As of 2009, sales in the United States have exceeded 113,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. [1]

Accolades[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic82/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]
The Austin Chronicle4/5 stars[4]
Blender3/5 stars[5]
Chicago Sun-Times3.5/4 stars[6]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[7]
Pitchfork7.9/10[8]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[9]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[10]
Spin8/10[11]
Uncut4/5 stars[12]

Online music magazine Pitchfork placed Blacklisted at number 141 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[13]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Case, except where noted.

  1. "Things That Scare Me" (Case, Tom Ray) – 2:30
  2. "Deep Red Bells" – 4:03
  3. "Outro with Bees"[14] – 1:35
  4. "Lady Pilot" – 2:26
  5. "Tightly" – 2:16
  6. "Look for Me (I'll Be Around)" (Sylvia Dee, Guy Wood) – 3:21
  7. "Stinging Velvet" – 2:55
  8. "Pretty Girls" – 3:25
  9. "I Missed the Point" – 1:52
  10. "Blacklisted" – 2:22
  11. "I Wish I Was the Moon" – 3:34
  12. "Runnin' Out of Fools" (Richard Ahlert, Kay Rogers) – 3:05
  13. "Ghost Wiring" – 3:54
  14. "Outro with Bees (Reprise)"[14] - 2:24

Personnel[edit]

  • Neko Case – vocals, acoustic and electric tenor guitars, arrangement, mixing, production
  • John Anaya – engineering
  • Jim Blackwood – engineering (assistant)
  • Chris Buck – photography, cover photo
  • Joey Burns – accordion, acoustic guitar, upright and electric bass, cello, vibraphone, pump organ
  • Brian Connelly – guitar
  • John Convertino – drums
  • Kurt Dahle – photography
  • Howe Gelb – organ, piano, Wurlitzer
  • Dallas Good – guitars (acoustic, electric, 12 string, baritone)
  • Kelly Hogan – background vocals
  • Randy "Tex" Iwata – layout design, assembly
  • Nick Luca – engineering (assistant)
  • Mac McGill – engineering (assistant), mixing
  • Peter J. Moore – mastering
  • Darryl Neudorf – production, engineering, mixing
  • Mary Margaret O'Hara – background vocals, vocal harmony
  • Jon Rauhouse – banjo, pedal steel, Hawaiian guitar, arranger
  • Tom V. Ray – upright bass, arrangement
  • Craig Schumacher – production, engineering, mixing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard". 2009-02-14.
  2. ^ "Reviews for Blacklisted by Neko Case". Metacritic. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  3. ^ Deming, Mark. "Blacklisted – Neko Case". AllMusic. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  4. ^ Caligiuri, Jim (November 15, 2002). "Neko Case: Blacklisted (Bloodshot)". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  5. ^ Wolk, Douglas (October 2002). "Neko Case: Blacklisted". Blender (10): 115. Archived from the original on December 13, 2004. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  6. ^ DeRogatis, Jim (August 18, 2002). "Neko Case, 'Blacklisted' (Bloodshot) / Aimee Mann, 'Lost in Space' (SuperEgo)". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on November 19, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  7. ^ Ochs, Meredith (September 13, 2002). "Neko Case: Blacklisted". Entertainment Weekly: 156.
  8. ^ Carr, Eric (August 26, 2002). "Neko Case: Blacklisted". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  9. ^ Bresnick, Adam (July 30, 2002). "Neko Case: Blacklisted". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  10. ^ Matos, Michaelangelo (2004). "Neko Case". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 145. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  11. ^ Pappademas, Alex (September 2002). "Neko Case, 'Blacklisted' (Bloodshot)". Spin. 18 (9): 134. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  12. ^ "Neko Case: Blacklisted". Uncut (66): 130. November 2002.
  13. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 28, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 1, 2009.
  14. ^ a b "Neko Case - Blacklisted".