Cat Power - The Greatest


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01-30-2006, 04:11 PM
First day back at work today, and I found this had arrived in my absence :)

My original though when I pre-ordered was, I must confess, that this was a "best of" Cat Power - it isn't. It is, however, a bloody marvellous album and I wanted to share that.

Love it? Hate it? "Meh" it? Well why not tell the whole world in here :)

01-30-2006, 04:14 PM
I only heard a few tracks, sounded great! better than You Are Free, wich is the only record i own from her.

01-30-2006, 04:22 PM
Contemplated making a thread myself, but I knew one would pop up sooner or later. ;) It's a very good album, and it puts me in a very good mood as well. Favorite tracks are "The Greatest", "Lived In Bars", "Willie", "The Moon", and "Love & Communication", but it's all golden.

01-30-2006, 04:47 PM
Yeah, I thought it was going to be some sort of greatest hits when I first heard about the title as well. Haven't managed to pick a copy up just yet, but will do after the next credit card bill I'm sure.

01-30-2006, 05:50 PM
I listened to the title track at CD Warehouse. Downloaded it as soon as I got home.

01-30-2006, 06:49 PM
Cat Power I cool...I only listened to a couple songs though...and the cover of The Psychic Hearts song.

01-30-2006, 08:12 PM
Cat Power is great. Haven't heard the new one, but I'm sure it's good. I loved that song she did with the Dirty Three, Great Waves, I think.

01-30-2006, 09:23 PM
I have Moon Pix and You Are Free and like both of them...haven't heard The Greatest yet.

01-31-2006, 12:50 AM
Oh it's good, I got it on an impulse an I really like it. The vocal style really reminds me of Fiona Apple at some points. But yeah I really am amazed by it. I am planning on getting the rest of her albums once I have money.

01-31-2006, 05:30 PM
I love "The Moon" most of all. Really great album, I got it today.

02-01-2006, 02:27 AM
i respect that chan wanted to do something diff, but if she ends up abandonning her old sound im going to be very very disappointed. the new alb is teetering on the norah jones side. but, i could never turn my back on good old cp.

if only she would make another myra lee-esque album. i would probably jizz my pantalones. one time i almost got to touch her. damn security guards ruining the intentions of little creepies like me.

02-01-2006, 02:10 PM
"What's up with chick songwriters obsessing with the moon recently?" For example:

Cat Power- The Moon
Neko Case- I Wish I Was the Moon
Dar Williams- Calling the Moon

My theory is that it stems from the archetypal femininity inherent in the moon itself. It has always been the unconscious parallel to the sun, (its masculine counterpart.) Dar Williams in particular follows this trend; she refers to the moon as "her". (There's also the ancient belief of the connection between the moon not only controlling the tides but menstrual cycles as well.)

Put THAT in your pipe and smoke it :)

02-02-2006, 09:50 AM
because the moon is pretty and it comes out at night. ditto with mmh

02-03-2006, 07:22 AM
Got it, very good album. There's a few tracks that I didn't like so much but I'm just listening straight through it right now and couldn't tell you what track it was, probably around 5/6? It's no 'Moon pix', but she's managed to keep the quality songwriting going for the length of the album. Good stuff.

02-04-2006, 12:02 AM
I really like it. I think its better than What Would The Community Think.

02-04-2006, 11:37 PM
^ yah right! :rolleyes:

02-05-2006, 01:57 PM
i haven't gotten it yet.
i have You Are Free and absolutely love it.
i had tickets to see her on the eighteenth but i cannot go :(

chan: amazing woman.

02-05-2006, 06:21 PM
better than "what would the community think"
yeah right

02-06-2006, 01:36 AM
I like it. Good solid album.

lo fi nights
02-08-2006, 09:11 PM
i herd a couple songs n didnt get what was so special about her, any song reccomendations for a Chan newb?

02-09-2006, 06:31 PM
whoa whoa whoa- didnt think she was good????? :confused:

do you want creme of the crop albums or songs?


myra lee
what would the community think

songs: (*note: all of the songs from the above albs are good and arent included)

metal heart
wild is the wind
sea of love
cross bones style
naked if i want to
maybe not
he war

lo fi nights
02-09-2006, 07:53 PM
thnx man im more or less converted. makes me sad her stop here in boston got cancelled. oh well, time to dive into her music. he war is a great track

02-10-2006, 12:48 AM
i 'meh' her...

no not really i have no knowledge of her even though ive probably heard her on triple j being in australia and all...

cool name though...

02-12-2007, 05:22 PM
I got What Would The Community Think and Moon Pix for this past Christmas. It's hard to think how I got along without them. I still like You Are Free the best, but these two have quite enrichened my Cat Power experience.

"Cross Bones Style" anyone?

Chan: gorgeous, talented, adorable, and so genuine.

02-12-2007, 06:06 PM
Still only got You Are Free and The Greatest, I need so much more Cat Power, so little cash... :(

02-13-2007, 07:45 AM
Myra Lee is brilliant but I think it's out of print... You should try getting that one tez

02-13-2007, 01:03 PM
Cool beans, will do :) Always nice to have a starting point!

02-13-2007, 07:57 PM
im still a fan :cool:

lo fi nights
02-14-2007, 05:33 PM
so her live act was voted worst of 2006 by XLR8R magazine

02-14-2007, 06:29 PM
Hmm, better re-assess my opinions quick... :rolleyes:

"Tele" Steve
02-14-2007, 07:06 PM
Fantastic album. It's good live too. The Memphis Rhythm Band is quite talented.

"Tele" Steve
02-14-2007, 07:06 PM
Still only got You Are Free and The Greatest, I need so much more Cat Power, so little cash... :(

The Covers Record is pretty good.

lo fi nights
02-14-2007, 11:43 PM
Hmm, better re-assess my opinions quick... :rolleyes:

yes because I was totally proposing a universal hipster opinion change by relaying information

02-15-2007, 11:43 AM
Haha chill out man, although cheers for recognising me as a universal hipster... ;)

lo fi nights
02-16-2007, 07:28 PM
haha no problem

02-16-2007, 10:20 PM
so her live act was voted worst of 2006 by XLR8R magazine

Probably only because she starts crying and doesn't finish the shows.

02-17-2007, 04:23 PM
probably because she doesn't do that anymore

02-22-2008, 04:35 PM
WATER & AIR :: A Cat Power Fan Forum ( just thought i'd let you know. :)

02-26-2008, 01:10 PM
the chick is odd.

03-04-2008, 10:28 AM
i have Cat powers new CD it's aight. My personal favourite girl artist is Feist or Emily Haines.

03-04-2008, 11:18 PM
Probably only because she starts crying and doesn't finish the shows.

When I saw her last year, she didn't do a single song from You are Free and both me and my friend were very pissed. I don't want to hear Cat Power with some blues band, I want to hear Cat Power ripping my fucking heart out with her unbearably sad voice.