- Summary: Despite the misleading title, 'The Greatest' is not a best-of collection, but rather is Chan Marshall's first album of original songs in three years. It was recorded in Memphis and finds the singer backed by some of that city's legendary session musicians.
- Record Label: Matador
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Singer-Songwriter
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Never so flatly confessional as to be artless, her plaintive sentiments are still nakedly honest, strangely restrained yet unfettered. Still, Marshall's singing occasionally feels distant, negating the intimacy. [22 Jan 2006]
rass.Jan 3, 2009perfect!
BrianEJan 26, 2006don't beliee the hesitant reviewers - its perfect
mr.hankeyMar 28, 2006Obviously this is not even close to the brilliance of " You Are Free " but it will have to do. Chan Marshall aka Cat Power goes for the memphis blues to influence her on this wonderful album that seems to have deep thought and love put into it. Chan Marshall has a true and disturbingly real voice that comes out at you and you listen in awe. But this as I said before is not her best album " The Covers Record and " You Are Free" stand out as her best even though they lack many traits for a perfect album they are still folk/ rock masterpieces. I do love " The Greatest " It is still a album that will not let you lose grip of. My last words are that if you are a fan of Chan then give it a try even though many fans do not enjoy it is still worth a listen who would you rather listen to Britney Spears or Chan Marshall?… Expand
KurtCobainJan 26, 2006Meow! What a hottie! If I wasn't dead I would bang the bejesus out of her! Come to daddy baby.
RobertAFeb 15, 2006I enjoy this album. It has a nice vibe and all around good quality. I give it a solid 8.
AndyAug 22, 2006Gets a little monotonous as it drags on. The first three tracks are fantastic though.
[Anonymous]Jan 30, 2006cat power is overhyped crap, marketed to pretentious indie rock tone deaf idiots. this deserves a negative score.
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