Cat Power are basically a one-trick pony, and if you've gone so far as to get to this page, you know what I'm talking about. The minimalist/somber approach can provide for a good listen when you're in the mood, but it's not a place you'd like to be for long, or very often for that matter. No new ground is broken on this new album. In fact, any one song by Cat Power is representative of the entire catalog. I can only hope that the "band" will try to break ground in their live shows, which are fast becoming a pathetic joke: No conviction whatsoever, feigned boredom, and false starts to songs while Chan Marshall acts like a five year-old, pouting, complaining, and making a complete clown out of herself, while she practically begs the audience to feel as sorry for her as she does for herself.