Blacklisted (album)

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Blacklisted
Studio album by Neko Case
Released August 20, 2002
Recorded March–April, 2002?
Genre Alternative country
Length 37:18
Label Bloodshot; ANTI- Records (reissue, 2007)
Producer Craig Schumacher
Neko Case chronology
Canadian Amp
(2001)
Blacklisted
(2002)
Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
(2006)

Blacklisted is the third album by American vocalist Neko Case, released in 2002.

The album 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.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Austin Chronicle 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (Favorable)[3]
Blender 3/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly A−[5]
Mojo 4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10)[7]
PopMatters
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[8]
Stylus Magazine A[9]
Uncut 4/5 stars[10]

Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Blacklisted at number 141 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[11]

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"[12] – 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)"[13] - 2:24

Personnel[edit]

  • John Anaya – Engineer
  • Jim Blackwood – Assistant Engineer
  • Chris Buck – Photography, Cover Photo
  • Joey Burns – Guitars (Acoustic, Electric, Tenor), Accordion, Upright & 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 – Assistant Engineer
  • Mac McGill – Assistant Engineer, Mixing
  • Peter J. Moore – Mastering
  • Darryl Neudorf – Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Mary Margaret O'Hara – Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
  • Jon Rauhouse – Banjo, Pedal Steel, Hawaiian Guitar, Arranger
  • Tom V. Ray – Upright Bass, Arranger
  • Craig Schumacher – Producer, Engineer, Mixing

References[edit]