• Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Jan 22, 2008
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  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. It sucessfully grafts the Memphis-soul verve of her 2006 album of originals, "TheGreatest," onto tunes from James Brown, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, and gospel-era Bob Dylan. [25 Jan 2008, p.70]
  3. 88
    This is Cat Power as strong and mature as we know her today.
  4. Full of simmering restraint, Jukebox sounds lived-in and genuine, less a genre experiment than full fledged statement.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  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? Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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"?