Song 403: The Needle Has Landed

Neko Case’s “Fox Confessor Brings the Flood” could be my favorite album of 2006. It brings back memories of working out with weights at the YMCA, and of vacationing with family in Montana. It’s an album that I had on heavy rotation for my personal listening for a long time.

“The Needle Has Landed” has a haunting vocal beginning and a more wistful refrain through the rest of the song. For me, it’s Neko Case’s most enticing vocals on the album – an album that is full of them.

What do the lyrics mean? I think this discussion is probably on it in several different angles. It could have multiple meanings.