Sun

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Sep 4, 2012
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
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  1. Sep 27, 2012
    4
    Why she's getting such good reviews for her last few albums is beyond me-probably the most sterile and emotionally dry music I heard in all my life...but Cherokee is good song,brings me some hope that she didn't lose it completely yet.
  2. Oct 8, 2012
    4
    Having loved everything else Cat Power has released, I wanted to love this but I just can't. I can only guess this is for listeners who don't love the rest of her work. She is of course free to move into new moods, musical styles, arrangements, and so on, but I can't join the sterile departure found here.
  3. Oct 8, 2012
    6
    In the six years since 'The Greatest ' album , Chan Marshall has gone through bankruptcy, foreclosure, alcohol abuse, suicidal tendencies, psychiatric help for the same and at least one more of her infamous break ups. So when her ex commented that the material she was working on sounded like
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 44
  2. Negative: 1 out of 44
  1. Despite its flaws, Sun is not a complete failure and does deserve to be mentioned alongside the rest of her work, if only for the comparison of how she once tried something different--a flawed but worthwhile attempt.
  2. Oct 1, 2012
    70
    Sun is undoubtedly Marshall's boldest and most diverse effort to date, and it is all the better for it.
  3. Sep 25, 2012
    80
    What makes Sun so exquisite is that Marshall finally sounds in control of her chaos.