My friend Juliette just sent me a package with three Cat Power albums inside of it. I’ve recently become obsessed with the woman’s music. I had some mix tapes with Cat Power songs several years ago, as well as an album that I gave away, but strangely never grasped the full scope of her greatness which I think can be mainly attributed to her slightly raspy voice and minimal, folksy compositions delivered with maximum, yet non-irritating emotion.
Cat Power released an album this year entitled The Greatest (it’s not greatest hits). You can watch a video from a song on that album on the Matador Records website. Making this video more interesting, it is directed by Harmony Korine who wrote the disturbing Kids and directed the disturbing Gummo, as well as Dogma 95 classic, “Julien Donkey-boy.”