MUSIC PICK FOR 1.24.06
CAT POWER * THE GREATEST
No, it's not a Greatest Hits compliation, rather one of the best albums I've had the pleasure of listening to in quite some time. It's fairly laid back and nothing like what the cover would have you believe. (A dimly lit, smoke filled bar would have been more appropriate) Chan Marshal is CAT POWER and her voice is so sultry and is easily the driving force behind this album. Although, the distant horns and fiddles are a nice, surprising touch.
Sung as if she is the last lonely person looking for love, this is the kind of album you should listen to late at night or at the very least, when you can get away from the distractions of the daily routine. This one requires your attention, and feeds off your own personal struggles with love and loss.
Favorite Tracks: LIVING PROOF, COULD WE
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