January 3, 2006
Cat Power "The Greatest" Album
I haven't listened to much Cat Power, but this new album "The Greatest" intrigues me, with its lineup of top Memphis session musicians backing Chan Marshal up, like "Teenie" and Leroy Hodges from the old Al Green records.. It's due out on January 24th. Here's a take from the Stereogum blog:
"The Greatest finds indie rock's Joni Mitchell unexpectedly confident while taking a welcome step sideways. Twangy soul is weird territory for the notoriously withdrawn folkie, but Chan Marshall makes it fit. Her acclaimed You Are Free (2003) hardly hinted at this musical maturation, and that makes it all the more intriguing. "Could We," punctuated by slick Memphis horns, could've been a stellar track on Van Morrison's latest. Chan sounds almost ... upbeat. Elsewhere "After It All" melds saloon piano with a ghostly, infectious whistle. "Willie" recalls Aimee Mann until the vocals kick in. As on other Greatest hits, it's difficult to make out the lyrics. That prompts further listening, which is the greatest part. This is getting pretentious ..."
Posted by jsmooth995 at January 3, 2006 5:11 PM