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 Power is back!

2010-04-22 19:41:23

A covers album like "Jukebox" should reveal new facets of a performer in its selection and interpretation of favorite songs. That's how (and why) "The Covers Record" worked. But eight years later, only "Song for Bobby" tells us anything new about Chan Marshall. The rest of "Jukebox" doesn't even say much about Cat Power. [Pitchfork] In effect it’s an unsurprising album. It sounds exactly how you'd expect – classic, but not overly well known, songs, like Dylan's "I Believe In You", squeezed by the Cat Power sound into tracks that sound like they could feature on 2006’s unfortunately heralded "The Greatest". [Drowned In Sound]

But it isn’t a misstep, though it does seem like an unnecessary lull towards an album that might build on the promise of "Jukebox"’s best assets, the most important ones being of Chan’s own, warming design. [Sputnikmusic] Undoubtedly, her voice remains one of the finest of our times – a languorous, heart-stopping breath, with just enough smoke to emphasise the marks of experience. [The Guardian] And as a state-of-the-career, "Jukebox" works. But, coming from an artist that has given us so much in the past, that just might not be enough. [PopMatters]

Marshall may appear more stylish, her striking face and poker straight hair gracing many more magazine covers than it used to, [] but "Jukebox" might not be the jewel in her crown [Q Magazine] – there’s no gut-punch. [Dusted Magazine] In other words, good, but not The Greatest. [New Musical Express]


Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. [Oscar Wilde]

[NMS SGH MAGIEL, nr 101]

Jakiś kult posiadania własnego zdania. [Artur Kiela]



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