I found that last years journal was of great interest to me and hopefully you too. For me, it revealed a great widening in my musical taste, and also confirmed many things about many artists for me. I hope this year will set a similar trend, and more new artists being included. Indeed it starts with a great discovery for me:
Monday 31st December - Sunday 6th JanuaryCat Power
- The Greatest
Though strictly speaking, Cat Power was someone I have been aware about for a while, this week was the first
time I have really started to listen to her music. I recently received her excellent album Moon Pix
however this song from her 2006 album, also called The Greatest
came to my attention via YouTube. I saw footage of her brilliant performance on Later...With Jools Holland, a show I would thoroughly recommend to anyone who can get it. The version from that show remains the best version I have heard, including the album version.
It is a brilliant, lush track, full of backing singers, strings, piano, guitar and drums. …