Cat Power

The Greatest

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Chan Marshall, the wayward daughter of US alt-rock knuckles down, loosens up, ropes in 'proper' musicians and makes her possibly her 'greatest' album to date. It seems the engine room of the 70s Memphis Hi Sound (Al Green, Ann Peebles, O.V. Wright) have demanded tighter song structures to flesh out with their effortless sense of groove, borne of deep Southern soul, country and blues. Similarly, the songs themselves become less opaque, the tales of lost love, drunken nights and empty days more immediate and powerful. Only time will tell whether it will stand up to "Dusty In Memphis" or "Lady Soul" in the future.

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