Neko Case: “Margaret vs. Pauline”

Everyone in the world loves the new Neko Case album, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. That’s no exaggeration, either. I’ve heard that some couples out there got married solely based on a mutual appreciation of the album. It’s for this reason that I’m even more ashamed to have been so late to hear it. But now I have, and I’ve got to share my love for this song.

MP3: Neko Case – Margaret vs. Pauline
I can’t but be reminded of Dolly Parton’s song “Jolene.” Yeah, she just so happens to rhyme with “Pauline,” but they share so much more than that. Both tell the story of beautiful girls who could coast through life and get anything they want. In addition to great lyrics, “Margaret vs. Pauline” won me over through the excellent instrumentation. The piano? Seriously, could it have been any better put together? Neko Case is this generation’s Joan Baez.

My new guilty pleasure: The Sandwich Club. Sean from Sure Juror pointed me to their hilarious write-up about Oh No! Oh My! (link).

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