One of the best albums of 2006, the album that cemented my love for all things Neko forever and for good (not that I needed much of a push with her previous work and with my dear New Pornographers). I thought this wasn’t available on vinyl, so imagine my surprise when we wandered (well, actually biked, part of a 2 1/2 ride throughout the Short North, Campus, etc) into Used Kids Records (now, officially my favorite record store in Columbus, we “wandered” out with two 7 inches, two 10 inches, and a slew of LPs, one of which is already being shared in the vinyl society) yesterday. Holy crap, am I A.D.D. tonight!
I guess I’m just excited to share this one. The album was meant to be on vinyl, (thank you Lance Records for providing it), as it’s drenched in that glorious reverb country-vibe, she’s from a different era, I tell ya! Load up “John Saw That Number” that leads off side two, the intro, recorded in a bar stairwell in Toronto, listen as the needle drops and you wait for her to tell us about John the baptist… you’ll listen to every word, every note, everything she’s going to tell you with probably the most amazing voice in music… Ugh, I don’t think I can think straight today. Fine, I’ll shut up, you’ll download, listen, and love, and yeah, it sounds great on your ipod, but if you have a turntable, you need to own this, you know, like now.
1. Margaret Vs. Pauline
2. Star Witness
3. Hold On, Hold On
4. A Widow’s Toast
5. That Teenage Feeling
6. Fox Confessor Brings The Flood