- Audio CD (Nov. 26 2007)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Smells Like Records
- ASIN: B0000030KL
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,156 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|2. We All Die - Cat Power|
|3. Great Expectations|
|4. Top Expert|
|5. Ice Water|
|6. Still in Love|
|10. Wealthy Man|
|11. Not What you Want|
But on this album I found it completely lacking of the completeness that I found on Moon Pix. The guitar isn't nearly as prominent and is no where near as true. The vocals have the same tone but are unrefined and screeching at times. There are a couple of tracks that are alright and I don't mind listening to them, but some are just to hard to listen to, and I guess if I don't want to listen to it, it fails the test.
At times, Chan's singing style, coupled with her bleak and suggestive lyricism, evokes the majesty of a young Dylan, circa 1966. (She must really be the "Devil's Daughter...") But, then again, the last cut, Not What You Want, evokes the feel of another great artist/album: John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band. This track sounds like it was recorded by a Playschool tape recorder for todlers, and Chan singing, "I'm not what you want," over and over again, does remind this reviewer of the haunting finale to the Lennon masterpiece, with cathartic screams and all.
And for the non-Cat/Chan converts... can anyone turn a line so simple as "I'm so angry" and make it elusive, suggestive, catchy and breathtaking?
Cat Power/Chan Marshall is something rare in music: a sense of adolescent and awkward prodigy; a rare combination of a voice blessed by God and sloppy, but edgy and always inventive, musicianship. Maybe it's the rough groove, the contrast between stumbling and squealing dueling guitars and Steve's ever-so-tight but sparse drumming.
Go check this out. You won't stop playing Rockets for a long time.