Monday, September 07, 2009

BIBJ Playlist of the 2000s entry #23: This Tornado Loves You by Neko Case

Full Details of the BIBJ Millennial Playlist Hullabaloo are available here. Today's entry is #23: This Tornado Loves You by Neko Case(2009)

In one of the deleted scenes from Pulp Fiction, Uma Thurman states, Nobody likes both Elvis and The Beatles equally. Somewhere you have to make a choice." I prefer this comparison much more the more tired Beatles vs Stones debate, because I can understand someone being an "Elvis person" as opposed to a "Beatles person," but can't fathom how anyone would honestly think the Stones superior.

But to branch from that template, I can't help but wonder if a similar comparison exists within the realm of Canadian female song-writers who moonlight with indie supergroups. Is it possible that you're either a Neko Case person or a Feist person? Or can one truly like them both the same?

If forced to choose, I'm reserving my spot on Team Neko. She may not sell as many iPods as her Calgary-an (?) counterpart, but who else could sing so effortlessly while personifying an unrelentingly destructive force of nature?

Also, this:

Greatest album cover of the decade? I think so. Although there are a few worthy competitors...

Any other nominees for best packaging art the last 10 years? Or does such a title even apply in the era of by-passing tangible media?

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