Cat Power - Sun

Cat Power - Sun
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on 21 reviews
2012 Rank: #155 / 657
USER SCORE
76
Based on
56 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

Even peering through the gauze of the back-story, Cat Power’s ninth album is a feat of musical and emotional maturity.

90
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

Transformed in both sound and spirit, Sun is a passionate pop album of electronic music filtered through a singer-songwriter’s soul.

85
The 405
The 405

On this album she shows herself as a true visionary, willing to develop and adapt.

80
musicOMH
musicOMH

Sun is an album that conveys the full spectrum of emotions, but at the same time it manages to never sound convoluted or patched together. 

80
Paste
Paste

There’s something about the flaws on this thing—the way Marshall lets it all hang loose, the way she continually tries to express a sentiment she can’t quite put into words—that’s absolutely fascinating in its humanity and compassion.

79
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

Sun doesn't reach the heights ... of Moon Pix, but more than anything else she's made, it feels like a companion piece to that record, a conversation with an older and wiser voice. 

75
Pretty Much Amazing
Pretty Much Amazing

Marshall’s transformation has made her songwriting slightly less powerful but it has also added a new element to an already multi-faceted personality.

75
A.V. Club
A.V. Club

Sun isn’t the greatest collection of songs she’s ever released ... but even her B-game is always worth hearing. 

70
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

Sun is undoubtedly Marshall’s boldest and most diverse effort to date, and it is all the better for it. 

60
PopMatters
PopMatters

She ain’t got nothing but time, after all, and she takes it with Sun, which—even with its missteps—is her most patient and generous record to date.

60
Under The Radar
Under The Radar

Lacking that up-close-and-personal aesthetic, Sun isn't likely to land among the singer/songwriter's best records.

User Reviews
65
many good ideas, all poorly executed.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: September 4, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Matador
GENRE: Indie Rock
WEBSITE: catpowermusic.com
TAGS
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 22 - A.V. Club
# 31 - AllMusic
# 32 - Consequence of Sound
# 6 - FILTER
# 5 - MAGNET
# 15 - MOJO
# 37 - musicOMH
# 21 - NME
# 41 - No Ripcord
# 36 - Paste
# 23 - Pazz and Jop
# 29 - Pitchfork
# 51 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 16 - Rolling Stone
# 38 - Rough Trade
# 24 - SPIN
# 28 - Stereogum
# 4 - The Fly
# 22 - Time Out London
# 46 - Uncut
# 45 - Under the Radar
Track List
  1. Cherokee 
  2. Sun 
  3. Ruin 
  4. 3,6,9 
  5. Always on My Own 
  6. Real Life 
  7. Human Being 
  8. Manhattan 
  9. Silent Machine 
  10. Nothin But Time 
  11. Peace and Love
Contributions By
patton, thisisabtlgrnd, royalflush
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Added on: June 18, 2012