You Are Free

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Feb 18, 2003
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Alternative Press
    60
    Musically, it doesn't seem like Chan has gone anywhere. [March 2003, p.88]
  2. Blender
    60
    Sadly, distracting overembellishments dog her sixth album. [#14, p.133]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Mar 29, 2016
    8
    Cat Power's music isn't big and bold and in-your-face. It's unassuming, slow, and restrained. There aren't that many hooks or memorableCat Power's music isn't big and bold and in-your-face. It's unassuming, slow, and restrained. There aren't that many hooks or memorable choruses, but somehow I find myself coming back to her music every once in a while, especially You Are Free. It's calming and introspective, the perfect album to play while studying or just relaxing. What I like most about this album is how consistent it is. There really aren't any straight up bad songs on here, although there are a few standouts. It would be nice if Cat Power did more upbeat songs like He War, but nevertheless, this is still a very solid, quality album. I'll definitely be returning to it a lot more in the future. Full Review »
  2. Nov 20, 2013
    10
    Since I'm writing this in 2013, I can understand how people are very positive toward this album. While this is a very incredible set, ISince I'm writing this in 2013, I can understand how people are very positive toward this album. While this is a very incredible set, I personally find 2006's "The Greatest" or 2008's "Jukebox" better. Though this album still rocks my world until today. If someone was asking the question "which one album would you take with you if you can only have one for the rest of your life?", this would make choosing very hard for me. Of course, the competition is mostly Marshall's other albums. I'm a huge fan! Full Review »
  3. JorgeR
    Apr 11, 2007
    10
    I dont have the album, but I have heard all the songs and thay are great. Im in love with that girl. Chan I love you!!!!!