Steve Gullick
Simon Vozick-Levinson
January 18, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

Jukebox

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

We gave it a B+

Start spreadin’ the news: Chan Marshall does a mean Sinatra. A sultry take on ”New York, New York” might be the biggest surprise on Marshall’s second covers disc, Jukebox — which also successfully grafts the Memphis-soul verve of her 2006 album of originals, The Greatest, onto tunes from James Brown, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, and gospel-era Bob Dylan. Best of all is Marshall’s redo of her own ”Metal Heart,” a hushed fugue from ’98 that’s been spurred into full bloom as a fiery rocker. B+
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