Literally now means metaphorically

… and actual means I don’t know what.

However, on her fifth studio album, Middle Cyclone, she literally becomes a force of nature: Case sings opener “This Tornado Loves You” from the point of view of an actual tornado, tearing up trailer parks and cutting a 65-mile swath in search for its beloved: “I carved your name across three counties,” she sings defiantly as the guitars whip around her and the snare patters frantically, suggesting destruction can be a demonstration of love.

Stephen M. Deusner

Shouldn’t Pitchfork, as the indier-than-thou center of the music universe, be awash in English major editors who get all twitchy at this stuff?