The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You

The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You

Music CD - 2013
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Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Anti, p2013
Branch Call Number: CDMUSIC COUNTRY 41 CASE
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (38 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet

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Sep 20, 2016

Tough to choose among Neko's albums, but this one could be my favourite (or maybe it's 'Fox Confessor Brings the Flood'... or maybe it's 'Middle Cyclone'... or...)

cdsrus Jul 28, 2014

I cannot be objective. I am in love with Neko Case. Great voice, great songwriter.

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Santa Monica Staff Jan 04, 2014

Once merely a third of the New Pornographers' indie-rock-Avengers front line and a solo act with country-rock leanings, ginormous pipes and comedy-club-stage banter, Neko Case has grown into one of America's best and most ambitious singer-songwriters. Her perfectly turned sixth LP deals with identity and autonomy; it's got feminist musculature and the dirt of a working musician under its fingernails. The lean ballad "I'm From Nowhere" addresses road-life loneliness; ditto "Local Girl," an Aretha-echoing gospel-rock lament. Things amp up on "Man" (chorus: "I'm a man/That's what you raised me to be") and "City Swans," with a hot solo from My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel. Case's vocals have never been more adventurous. She turns "Afraid," written by her near-namesake Nico, into an existential affirmation of self-worth. And "Nearly Midnight, Honolulu" is a multitracked a cappella ballad about transcending childhood abuse whose tenderness somehow survives a surreal choral arrangement of the line "Get the fuck away from me." Which goes to confirm: Case remains one remarkably tough broad.

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