Now 16 years removed from her solo debut, alt-country icon Neko Case is still in her prime. Her verbosely titled new album, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, pays homage to classic country sounds in austere acoustic gems like "I'm From Nowhere." Case also perfects the sophisticated power-pop formula she's long dabbled in with the New Pornographers on fuller bodied tunes like "Man." Overall, the album finds Case's songwriting and booming, beautiful twang both at the top of their game. With Dead Man Winter. 18+.
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