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  • Summary: Members of Calexico and Giant Sand help provide the music for the singer's first studio album in four years.
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. An astonishing collection... that should leave Case's peers eating a cloud of Nashville dust. [Apr 2006, p.204]
  2. The 12 most ambitious, dense songs she's yet committed to record.
  3. Fox Confessor Brings The Flood is a rich, mature and deeply satisfying piece of music that deserves and demands attention -- if this isn't Album of the Year material, it's hard to say what is.
  4. The numerous hired hands provide a sumptuous, varied backdrop for Case’s vocals, making for her most musically rich album to date.
  5. 80
    Feels as old as a cracked-leather Bible that's lasted generations and witnessed many secrets. [Apr 2006, p.98]
  6. Case's overzealous self-production means there are layers upon layers to every track, which sometimes works to her detriment.
  7. Unsurprisingly, everything on Fox Confessor Brings the Flood is sublimated beneath Case’s vocals: music, momentum, the need for tunes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Aug 6, 2011
    9
    "Star Witness" is top shelf, along with "John Saw that Number". There isn't a bad song on this record. I would say it's probably her best, but I know most wouldn't agree. Different from Blacklisted and sort of points in the direction of Middle Cyclone. Worth it. Expand

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