My Top 1000 Songs #669: Atomic Number

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.] 

It was undeniably awesome to watch a super-group of three highly talented women artists achieve commercial and critical success over the past year, as they pulled off the rare maneuver of crafting music at least as good as, if not better than, much of their solo work.

And, yeah, I really like Boygenius. But I'd love to see the same recognition of their forebears--Neko Case, K.D. Lang, and Laura Veirs--whose 2016 joint effort, Case/Lang/Veirs, is one of my favorite records of the past decade.

It's solid from end to end, though I have particular love for the album-opening ballad, the haunting "Atomic Number." The track highlights the women's wonderful vocals--Neko takes a stunning lead on this one, but the swapped vocals among the trio are a delight--amidst a gorgeous, atmospheric noir-vibe that sounds like it would be perfect a David Lynch soundtrack.

Incredible live performance: