- Sun

Cat Power - Sun
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on 31 reviews
2012 Rank: #118 / 881
USER SCORE
77
Based on
82 ratings

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90
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

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

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

80
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

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

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

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

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

70
No Ripcord

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

60
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

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

lerkenfeldt
83
Its a personal, honest and an absolute joy of a listen. Pop music, but with a debt, range and execution rarely seen these days, in any genre. Up there with the best Marshall has ever made, and that says something.

Favorite moments: Cherokee, Ruin, Manhatten.
65
many good ideas, all poorly executed.
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DETAILS

September 4, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Matador / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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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 & Jop
# 44 - Piccadilly Records
# 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
MISC LISTS
# 24 - Drowned in Sound
# 49 - Pitchfork Readers
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
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Added on: June 18, 2012