22 Dec 2006, 00:26
Counting down my top ten albums of 2006 with a set of reviews of all ten albums. Here's number 10:The Greatest
I have a few friends (and they know I'm talking about them right now) that just can't fathom why I like Cat Power
. For all the out-there stuff I like, Chan Marshall's low-key indie singer/songwriter thing doesn't necessarily seem to fit in. But, of course, my tastes are widespread, and what it comes down to is that I love a good female vocalist and, sometimes, I just love songs. So, for me, Cat Power
has got those two things down perfectly. Her smoky, intimate vocal delivery has been a favorite of mine since I discovered Moon Pix
, and she's a downright wonderful songwriter.
So, what happens when an artist I like for being low-key, stripped-down, and intimate goes and gets herself a backing band of Memphis session musicians? Magic. …