Cat Power - Sun
Critic Score
Based on 41 reviews
2012 Ratings: #115 / 1094
Year End Rank: #25
User Score
Based on 164 ratings
2012 Ratings: #158
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September 4, 2012 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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.

80
The Arts Desk

A combination of bass drum, swirling synth and vocals that sit so low in the mix that snippets, rather than full lyrics, emerge like snatches of overheard conversation; it creates an overall effect that at times verges on the euphoric.

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.

TheRootBoy
78

Artful power pop that's consistent all the way through. Never got too involved with Cat Power but this album is a great thing as far as 2012 pop music goes.

WildChameleon
85

6 years ago, I found Sun good but not astonishing compare to her other LP. Honestly, I was even more reluctant to electro or pop direction than now. After 6 years, I educate my ears and while I'll not be the best fan of these genres, many LP attract me.
So, what's new with Sun and I a 70 to a 85.

Cat Power managed to craft really fine pop tracks such as Ruin, Cherokee, Human Being or Manhattan. The other tracks complete really well this core (despite some weakness here and there). But the ... read more

jouanes
92

gosto quando escuto álbum de mulheres e isso me faz lembrar de álbuns de outras mulheres que também amo, aqui foi muito Kate Bush e Fiona Apple

jouanes
92

gosto quando escuto álbum de mulheres e isso me faz lembrar de álbuns de outras mulheres que também amo, aqui foi muito Kate Bush e Fiona Apple

catarinalobob
80

Great album

TheRootBoy
78

Artful power pop that's consistent all the way through. Never got too involved with Cat Power but this album is a great thing as far as 2012 pop music goes.

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Added on: June 18, 2012