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Cat Power


Eleventh full-length release from the Atlanta-born indie singer-songwriter Chan Marshall features covers of songs by Jackson Brown, Nick Cave, Lana Del Rey, Iggy Pop, Frank Ocean and more

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  1. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    A comforting acknowledgment of life’s complexities that feels like a salve for uncertainty
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  2. 8.2 |   Spectrum Culture

    Creating new moments from rebuilt songs
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  3. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Taking inspiration from Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey and beyond, Chan Marshall pushes the songs of others into her own world

  4. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Peerless vocal reshaping songs to often surprising effect
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  5. 8.0 |   Dork

    Be it the noir glamour of ‘I Had a Dream, Joe’ or the lullaby serenity of ‘These Days’, ‘Covers’ showcases a timely ability to slow down and take a moment for yourself
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  6. 8.0 |   Clash

    Existing entirely out-with the parameters of Cat Power’s previous interpretations, ‘Covers’ feels refreshing and invigorated
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  7. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    An impressive document of artistic interpretation that is truly built to last
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  8. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    Covers sounds remarkably cohesive, making it, as ever, a totally immersive listen. Here’s hoping she’s already cooking up the next chapter
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  9. 8.0 |   Uncut

    There is a dreamy, unconscious quality to the way Marshall inhabits a song. The covers sessions were big on spontaneity. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Mojo

    This album again showcases Marshall's exceptional ability to burrow right into the marrow of a song. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   NME

    Chan Marshall is adept at tackling other artists' work, and here she carefully select songs that conjure up specific memories; the result is a tonic
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  12. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    Featuring songs by Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey, Nick Cave, and more, Chan Marshall’s third collection of covers is her widest ranging yet, illustrating her talent for radical reinvention
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  13. 7.6 |   Northern Transmissions

    All of these songs, if you didn’t know they were covers, could certainly have been written from her own desperate and empowered pen
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  14. 7.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    The fact that we can hear a whole world in her voice even when it’s someone else’s song is further proof that she is a true artist, a spirit worth following through the wind
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  15. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Her third covers album unfurls with an idling reflectiveness, as though she is sat on her living room floor browsing through her record collection for the perfect song to revise
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  16. 7.0 |   All Music

    Covers is a treat for fans, and reaffirms that Marshall can find the Cat Power - as well as new meanings - in the music that moves her
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  17. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    As ever with Marshall’s covers project, it’s a mixed bag, but there’s more than enough here to keep Cat Power fans satisfied until her next album of original material comes along
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  18. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Power chooses her songs with impeccable taste but her uniformly breathy cover versions rob them of a distinctive edge
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  19. 6.0 |   The FT

    The American singer-songwriter’s new album offers interpretations of Frank Ocean, The Pogues and Billie Holiday
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  20. 4.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Marshall’s choice of songs on 'Covers' is quite interesting, it is just unfortunate that her approach to them isn’t similarly engaging
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