Blacklisted

User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 2 out of 27

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  1. Kellan
    Feb 15, 2007
    10
    Neko Case is out of control. This is the third album I've bought, and I just keep getting drawn further and further in by that voice and those creepy, creepy lyrics. I think I'm working backwards chronologically, which is fine by me, as long as there's still more by her out there to get my hands on.
  2. What
    Nov 2, 2005
    10
    Neko Case possesses the best voice in music today. So powerful and emotional, yet she can be restrained and wistful and still move me. I get chills down my spine everytime I hear her boom "deep red bells" from the song of the same name, and tears in my eyes during the soft ballad "I Wish I Was the Moon." I'm not normally a country fan, but this is what real country should sound like. Neko Case possesses the best voice in music today. So powerful and emotional, yet she can be restrained and wistful and still move me. I get chills down my spine everytime I hear her boom "deep red bells" from the song of the same name, and tears in my eyes during the soft ballad "I Wish I Was the Moon." I'm not normally a country fan, but this is what real country should sound like. Not Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, or Big & Rich (puke), but Johnny Cash. Loretta Lynn. Patsy Cline. Old school. If you're looking for what Nashville craps out onto the airwaves nowadays, you won't find it here. Just a helluva singer singing her heart out. Expand
  3. KateB
    Oct 7, 2003
    10
    I'm With Jenz F - screw Pam W, I have fallen in love with Neko Case. At first I only liked track 11 on Blacklisted, but now I love the whole album. It goes down as one of my all time favorite albums. #5, #1 and #11 are classics.
  4. AndrewD
    Sep 7, 2003
    10
    I heard track #7 late at night on NPR while on a 1100 mile trip back home, somewhere on route 85 in North Carolina. It was better than 20 cups of black coffee, and the rest of the CD is right there with it. A fullblown winner. Haunting.
  5. JenzF
    Aug 2, 2003
    8
    Good record, moody and consistent. Case's lyrics and vocal style please me. To Pat W., Maybe Nashville won't bite and thank God for that, it sounds like you bite Nashville's ass anyway.
  6. StephenB
    Mar 29, 2003
    10
    How could something of such beautiful, lyrical and even nostalgic yearning also seem so pee-in-your pants scary and defiant? This album has left echoes banging around in my head for days now. Holy moses, I think I'm in love with this woman!
  7. patw
    Dec 27, 2002
    1
    Oh dear, can't anybody get past her once good looks to actually admit this is boring, derivative and terribly sugar coated. Tell me, if you market yourself as "so authenticly country-Cline" why do you go out of your way to sound so brown-nosedly radio friendly... Nashville ain't gonna bite, not because you are oh so tragically authentic, but because you did your putting out in Oh dear, can't anybody get past her once good looks to actually admit this is boring, derivative and terribly sugar coated. Tell me, if you market yourself as "so authenticly country-Cline" why do you go out of your way to sound so brown-nosedly radio friendly... Nashville ain't gonna bite, not because you are oh so tragically authentic, but because you did your putting out in the old indie-punk rock biz when you were still a cute and fresh drummer. Expand
  8. Judy
    Dec 6, 2002
    10
    Fantastic CD! I have played Track #7 about 25 times today.
  9. ManuelA.
    Oct 19, 2002
    9
    damn this is really a great record, fabulous music, i am in love.
  10. CrystalK.
    Oct 18, 2002
    10
    a hauntingly beautiful album that meanders between the light and the darkness! neko's lyrics and vocals will take possession of your soul and leave your heart yearning for more.
  11. Adina
    Aug 22, 2002
    10
    Run DON NOT Walk to the nearest record store to buy this album! Neko Case is simply amazing!

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Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Her albums have matured exponentially with every release, and with Blacklisted, an album that will get your blood pumping and give you goosebumps at the same time, Neko Case emerges as a true original.
  2. Blacklisted is certainly a high-water mark for Case; a statement, if you will.
  3. Neko Case has crafted an album whose quiet drift only adds to its power; it's hard to say if hanging out with Nick Cave on tour had much of an influence on her, but this disc sounds a bit like Case's version of The Boatman's Call, a personal exploration of the heart and soul that proves sad and beautiful can often walk hand in hand.