Will Hermes
March 24, 2000 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Covers Record

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Cat Power
Producers
Matador
genre
Indie Rock

We gave it a B+

Mistress of evocative slurs, pregnant pauses, and vertiginous quavers, Cat Power, a.k.a. Chan Marshall, presents an eclectic songbook on The Covers Record, from the Stones’ ”Satisfaction” and Nina Simone’s ”Wild is the Wind” to more underground fare. Using solo guitar and piano, Marshall takes wild liberties with lyrics and melodies, and dissolves indie-rock self-consciousness into fractured, heartrending folk-blues. In the end, as with any great interpreter, the songs are all hers. B+

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