CD: Sun - Cat Power

By admin
31 October 2012

American singer-songwriter Cat Power returns after a four-year break.

Rated: 4/5

The American singer-songwriter (real name Chan Marshall) returns after a four-year break with one of her strongest albums yet. Self-produced and with Cat playing almost all the instruments it shows a strong electronica influence, while lyrically it reveals a new maturity as she writes about the harrowing end of a relationship.

Her unique vocal style is intact though – her disinterested-sounding voice creates an ironic distance that works to emphasise the heartfelt lyrics. The skittering electronica sometimes gets too wall-to-wall but it’s saved by some cool guitar hooks, especially on Silent Machine and the haunting Nothin’ But Time. Recommended.

– WILLEM MÖLLER

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