There was a time when I was a pretty big fan of Cat Power. When my friend Mike turned me on to Moon Pix I thought it was one of the most strangely beautiful things I’d ever heard and her trip through Memphis on The Greatest was an inspired re-imagining of her sound. But she also made me sit through one of the worst shows I’ve ever been to and released a series of disappointing records I didn’t like or understand. So I had pretty much given up on Chan Marshall until I stumbled across this gem. Wow! “Manhattan” became an instant addition to my year-end playlist and a song I imagine I’ll be listening to for many years to come.


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