I'm so, so impressed & astonished by Cat Power's new album, The Greatest.
After trying to like Cat Power a number of times—5 or 6 years ago, my sister was really into her, and so on & so forth—I'd sort of written her off as a somewhat annoying, ironic-cover-singing, Joni Mitchell-esque  folk-bullshit singer.
Which is why I was shocked—shocked!—to listen to her new album and hear... Dusty in Memphis, part II! It's amazing: those Memphis horns, that gorgeous soul guitar & bass, those backing harmonies.
And "The Greatest," with its Moon River-alike strings, may be one of the best songs I've heard in months.
 Which, in my book, is really the kicker: I really, really dislike Joni Mitchell, especially that song about the fucking parking lots.