Monday, February 23, 2009

Featured Albums this Week: Neko Case, The Von Bondies

Your Morning Brew's Featured Album of the Week (spins weekdays at 8:20am):
NEKO CASE, Middle Cyclone

"They don’t make country queens like they used to. Those singers with big-sky voices who somehow managed to sound both tough and teary at the same time – people like Patsy Cline or Tammy Wynette or Kitty Wells. If there’s one latterday singer deserving of such company, though, it’s Neko Case. Like members of that elite, she pulls off the enviable trick of appearing both simple and sophisticated, but crucially, has never flirted with the mawkish mush that too often passes for “authentic” country. She’s more attuned to the vernacular idioms of rural music than the false trinketry of Nashville Central. Her sixth album Middle Cyclone both reasserts and expands on all that. It’s more than just country; it’s a glorious pop album with roots in classic rock, folk, Motown and more." - Uncut Magazine's 4 star review

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The Home Stretch's Pick of the Week (spins weekdays around 4pm):
THE VON BONDIES, Love Hate and Then There's You

"Love, Hate, and Then There's You sounds like it could've come out five months after Pawn Shoppe Heart, never mind five years. On that last album, the Von Bondies were already initiating a spiritual break from the Detroit garage-rock scene that birthed them, tempering their blues-punk swing with bubblegum-sweet choruses; Love, Hate shifts that process into overdrive." - Pitchfork Magazine review

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