You Are Free

Cat Power - You Are Free
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2003 Ratings: #13 / 290
User Score
Based on 124 ratings
2003 Ratings: #42
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EMR
67
This record highlighted the end of Cat Power's best phase, completing the trilogy of her best albums started with What Would the Community Think, back in 1996. In You Are Free, Marshall's predominantly sad and obscure sonority meets a relevant turnaround with a substantial change to a more bright and optimistic aesthetic that stays within her music until today, eventually leading to one of her biggest commercial success, The Greatest, in 2006. Despite the less austere and dark sound present in ... read more
84
At her best, Cat Power’s Chan Marshall was pretty unstoppable. “You Are Free” represents both a high-water mark for Marshall and a transitionary period. There’s a clear tension between Marshall’s capacity for restraint and evident maturation with the rawness and potency of her emotions. She sounds no less melancholy than on her earlier releases, but perhaps less tortured, and with more perspective. Marshall has a particular talent for expressing these complex and ... read more
CheapandLethal
90
Superb
90
her best album.
catarinalobob
75
I love Cat Power <3

Favs: Free, Werewolf, Shaking Paper, Babydoll, Maybe Not, Names, Half of You and Evolution.
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#30/SPIN
#34/Pitchfork

Track List

  1. I Don't Blame You 
  2. Free 
  3. Good Woman 
  4. Speak for Me
  5. Werewolf 
  6. Fool 
  7. He War 
  8. Shaking Paper 
  9. Babydoll 
  10. Maybe Not 
  11. Names 
  12. Half of You 
  13. Keep on Runnin' (Crawlin' Black Spider)
  14. Evolution

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