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  • Summary: Chan Marshall releases her second covers album.
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 38
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  1. It's her cathartic, invigorating voice on the never-miss Jukebox that aids in delivering one of the best albums of 2008--already.
  2. 80
    If anything, Jukebox is bolder than "Covers," not least because two of the more obvious songs have been dropped from the original intended tracklisting.
  3. Marshall's reinterpretations reveal a welcome intimacy.
  4. Ultimately, Marshall's knack for rearranging and her adulation for the artists at hand make Jukebox almost as compelling as an original confession.
  5. On Jukebox, some of the eyes-closed magic is traded for dim lights, but the readings are just as stunning.
  6. 60
    The journey is less emotionally fraught than her best work, but just as revealing.
  7. 40
    Marshall’s second album of covers, mostly continues the cleaned-up, virtually lobotomized aesthetic of 2006’s unfortunately heralded "The Greatest."

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  1. Nov 20, 2013
    10
    From the opening "New York" followed by "Metal Heart", "Silver Stallion" to the closing "Don't Explain" and "Blue", this album delivers aFrom the opening "New York" followed by "Metal Heart", "Silver Stallion" to the closing "Don't Explain" and "Blue", this album delivers a sound that no other artist can deliver because Marshall's talent is that distinctive. You get rock, pop, folk, everything from one album. How can she ever disappoint? Expand
  2. FrankW.
    Jan 23, 2008
    9
    Sending shivers down my spine, these covers are elegant and hypnotizing, thank you Chan.
  3. jw
    Feb 3, 2008
    9
    I found it difficult to get past the first song ("New York"). It seemed indecent not to play it again. If Old Blue Eyes were still here, he I found it difficult to get past the first song ("New York"). It seemed indecent not to play it again. If Old Blue Eyes were still here, he would have been officially schooled, as the saying goes. Most of the album is like that. If she sang the phone book, you'd think the author brilliant. Expand
  4. Mr.Jackpot
    Jan 25, 2008
    9
    This album is a great way to start a day or end a night. Am I the only one who thinks "Jukebox" is better than "The Covers Record"?