Chan Marshall kind of pissed me off recently. The Southern chanteuse has just released an album that’s probably going to be the apex of her career: an utterly magnetic piece of work that’s expanded her aural ideas with sly, timeless horn riffs thanks to the support of a few Memphis studio legends. Marshall’s once-ghostly, off-kilter artistic presence has, on The Greatest, grown so solid and so real that we might have expected the notoriously diffident girl with the fortissimo whisper to be ready to step outside.

Jess Cox

As is apparent in a recent interview with the so-so music rag Filter (I only bought it for the Fran

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