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Monday, January 16, 2006

To the Nth Power

Cat Power is releasing a new album on January 24th. Yesterday, the New York Times published a profile of Chan Marshall who performs as "Cat Power." Fans, like me, have been waiting with baited breath for this new disc, called "The Greatest." I was highly hooked on her last album "You Are Free," which came out a long three years ago. (I have to admit that her album titles are surprisingly unimaginative and dull-sounding, but don't let that deter you from checking her out. Cat Power is raw, ingenuous, and fresh, someone who follows her own private muse, like Kate Bush or Flannery O'Connor, and everyone else be damned if ya don't dig it.) Here's an MP3 of the title track from the new LP.