Cat Power

The Greatest

She may have been recognised by the notorious point-missers on the Brits panel, but don’t let that put you off, Cat Power’s a freakin’ genius. Twice as drunk as Winehouse, twice as beautiful as God and, frankly, a better songwriter than anyone else. Orchestral and fragile, ‘The Greatest’ is sad enough to make wolves, violent dictators and planks of wood weep uncontrollably. Set fire to your iPod, this is the only piece of music you’ll be needing from now on.