Furnace Room Lullaby

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Furnace Room Lullaby
Studio album by Neko Case and Her Boyfriends
Released February 22, 2000
Recorded 1998-1999
Genre Alternative country
Length 36:20
Label Mint/Bloodshot/Loose Music
Producer Neko Case
Neko Case and Her Boyfriends chronology
The Virginian
(1997)
Furnace Room Lullaby
(2000)
Canadian Amp
(2001)

Furnace Room Lullaby is an alternative country album by Neko Case and Her Boyfriends, released in February 2000, on Mint/Bloodshot Records. It was Case's second solo album.

Said Case of the title track at a performance at Austin City Limits in 2003, "I wanted to write a murder ballad, simply because I was such a huge fan of the Louvin Brothers. Not that this song is anywhere as good as a Louvin Brothers song, but I tried."

Guest musicians on the album include Scott Betts, Brian Connelly, Bob Egan, Dallas Good and Travis Good, Kelly Hogan, Evan Johns, Kevin Kane, Don Kerr, Linda McRae, Darryl Neudorf, Carl Newman, Ford Pier, John Ramberg, Henri Sangalang, Ron Sexsmith and Joel Trueblood.

The title track was included on the soundtrack to Sam Raimi's film The Gift.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Set Out Running"   Neko Case 3:00
2. "Guided by Wire"   Scott Betts, Case, John Ramberg, Joel Trueblood 3:21
3. "Porchlight"   Case, Brian Connelly, Don Kerr, Ron Sexsmith 3:35
4. "Mood to Burn Bridges"   Betts, Case, Connelly, Trueblood 2:53
5. "No Need to Cry"   Betts, Case, Connelly, Trueblood 2:16
6. "Twist the Knife"   Ryan Adams, Case, Mike Daley, Ramberg 2:34
7. "Thrice All American"   Betts, Case, Connelly, Ramberg, Trueblood 3:13
8. "We've Never Met"   Case, Kerr, Sexsmith 2:52
9. "Whip the Blankets"   Betts, Case, Connelly, Trueblood 2:43
10. "South Tacoma Way"   Betts, Case, Connelly, Trueblood 4:51
11. "Bought and Sold"   Case, Ramberg 2:09
12. "Furnace Room Lullaby"   Case, Travis Good 2:53

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Music Box 3.5/5 stars [2]
Pitchfork Media (8.2/10) [3]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Country Albums 27

References[edit]