Cat Power | Jukebox
In her own personal Jukebox of favorites, Cat Power pays tribute to her inspirations by covering tunes from James Brown, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Joni Mitchell, Billie Holliday, and in honor of Dylan and Aretha Franklin. Time will tell if Cat Power will continue to rise, but Chan Marshall already ranks with the most memorable female singers of this generation. This record moves beyond the Memphis soul of The Greatest, the band is looser and Dirtier, but they hang back a little more, underplaying so that Chan must stand up taller, and the result is a more confident Cat Power. Out of the darkness, into the light, perhaps. Nick D says she'll break your heart on the country number "Silver Stallion," and she'll turn Sinatra's "New York, New York" into a slinky penthouse jaunt. It's painful and beautiful, makes me nervous and calms at the same time. The lady's legend grows. -TK
Jukebox comes out Tuesday, but your peoples at Rhapsody delivered it to you yesterday. Pow!

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