Furnace Room Lullaby

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Furnace Room Lullaby
Neko Case - Furnace Room Lullaby.jpg
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, Darryl Neudorf
Neko Case and Her Boyfriends chronology
The Virginian
Furnace Room Lullaby
Canadian Amp
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A[2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[3]
NME 7/10[4]
Pitchfork Media 8.2/10[5]
Q 4/5 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[7]

Furnace Room Lullaby is the second alternative country album by Neko Case and Her Boyfriends, released in February 2000, on Mint/Bloodshot Records.

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

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Albums 27


  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Furnace Room Lullaby – Neko Case & Her Boyfriends / Neko Case". AllMusic. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ Morgan, Laura (February 25, 2000). "Furnace Room Lullaby". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Other pop releases". The Guardian. April 14, 2000. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Furnace Room Lullaby". NME. April 22, 2000. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. (November 9, 2007). "Neko Case: The Virginian / Furnace Room Lullaby / Blacklisted / Fox Confessor Brings the Flood [Bonus Disc Edition]". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Neko Case and Her Boyfriends: Furnace Room Lullaby". Q (165): 103. June 2000. 
  7. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 145. ISBN 0-743-20169-8.