Jukebox 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… Jukebox 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… 2008-01-22 Cat Power Indie Rock
Music Review

Jukebox (2008)

CAT POWER Chan Marshall has Frank Sinatra, Joni Mitchell, and Janis Joplin tunes playing on her Jukebox
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CAT POWER Chan Marshall has Frank Sinatra, Joni Mitchell, and Janis Joplin tunes playing on her Jukebox
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jan 22, 2008; Lead Performance: Cat Power; Genre: Indie Rock

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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Originally posted Jan 18, 2008 Published in issue #975 Jan 25, 2008 Order article reprints