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What Would The Community Think

Cat Power Audio CD
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SUN is the new studio album from Cat Power. Six years after her last album of original material, Chan Marshall has moved on from her collaborative forays into Memphis soul and Delta blues. She wrote, played, recorded and produced the entirety of SUN by herself, a statement of complete control that is echoed in the songs’ themes.

Marshall calls SUN “a rebirth,” which is ... Read more in Amazon's Cat Power Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Matador
  • ASIN: B0000036WC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,140 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. In This Hole 4:590.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Good Clean Fun 4:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. What Would The Community Think 4:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Nude As The News 4:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. They Tell Me 2:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Taking People 3:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Fate Of The Human Carbine 2:580.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. King Rides By 4:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Bathysphere 3:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Water & Air 4:430.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen12. The Coat Is Always On 3:340.79  Buy MP3 

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4.0 out of 5 stars Heartrending raw-edged blues 5 July 2001
Format:Audio CD
Called the female Will Oldham by sexist critics and ridiculously underappreciated, CP effortlessly pack tonnes of pathos into every song without ever overdoing it--they never stray into AOR or gross sentiment. Not as good as the more recent "Moonpix" but still great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love is not loneliness 28 Mar 2003
By Hamid Thomson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Of course all albums worth reviewing are five stars, and every "best of" is so personal as to be meaningless. Cat Power is so insular as to be beyond review. You either feel her pain, or you don't. If you have ever seen Cat Power live, you have been treated to either the most moving or most embarrasing performance of your life-- sometimes both in the same night. Much the same with this album. This is Chan at her most raw, most intimate, most compelling and most distancing. It is almost funny to watch the progression of her career, to see her perform with "famous musicians" and to see her on Letterman. She is ultimately an outsider artist, creating something not quite "art" but rather a daguerrotype of her soul.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars haunting 2 Aug 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Chan Marshall can do haunting like no one else...both aggressive and lonely, her songs sound to me like Kim Gordon meets Kristin Hersh...but admittedly it is unfair to pigeonhole her unique expressiveness. When I first acquired this album (after falling in love with Moon Pix, which is also beautiful but does not have the range of emotion or music that WWtCT does) I spent hours late into the night making art while listening to this cd..."Water and Air" is one of the most aching, chilling songs I have ever heard. There is something creepy underlying WWtCT that makes this album stand away from CatPower's other work - her lyrics do not rest easily.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars atmosphere beyond paranoia for once 6 Dec 2001
By Matthew - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
there was a time once a few summers ago when i found myself in a room in Tennessee and was more or less reduced to staying there - no reason for it, other than that it wasn't home - listening to this album after having spent the season washing dishes and hearing "Moon Pix" and "The Covers Record," i had a few moments, or one continuous moment i guess, in which it became clear that Chan Marshall's songs were the soundtrack to every empty room i'd ever been in - tension and veiled purity on this album last beyond what's worth talking about - imagine the sound of someone wanting to stay inside, married to the experience of another's equilibrium - and music for the frequencies in-between - the only songwriter next to Will Oldham, Robert Pollard, and whoever else you might listen to - like a fusion of Son House, Roy Orbison, and Sonic Youth - and none of the above.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nothing but power 25 Mar 2003
By Keir H. Fogarty - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album is Chan Marshall at her most punk-inspired, at it also happens to be my fave out of what she's done--Why?--in her later albums, the focus has been her voice, which means that the accompaniment is her piano playing/guitar work with no other frills--while this is by no means bad, she has a limited repertoire of solo guitar work and piano work, which can create a monotony in her music--in What Would The Community Think, she has a great back up band (including steve shelley of sonic youth) which emphasizes the jewel of her voice, but also adds a variety that I find lacking in her later releases--highlights? In This Hole (a tragic beauty), What Would the Community Think (A hypnotic meditation of feedback), and Nude as The News (as lively as Chan gets)
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Subtly affecting, with a sparse, lonely air. 28 July 1999
By Samantha Schulz, or kpschulz@earthlink.net - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I was first introduced to the music of Cat Power one day a year or so ago as I listened to Vanderbilt University's local radio station as I cleaned my closet. The station played "Nude as the News" and "Good Clean Fun" consecutively, both of which I found intriguing and compelling songs, and, being no older than fourteen (and therefore having relatively little knowledge of music beyond the alternative-rock realm), I immediately called up the station and asked for the names of the songs and of the musician, scribbling down the answer on an envelope. I tacked this envelope to my bulletin board, making a point of investigating the artist, but forgot about the note until about six months ago, when I noticed it again and requested the station again play those two songs. Still mesmerized by the stark sound of lamentation that characterized each, I began combing the used-CD stores for some Cat Power albums, until I finally came across Moon Pix and What Would the Community Think, both of which I immediately bought. I find What Would The Community Think a more satisfying album vocally than Moon Pix, especially on the two aforementioned songs, and I was especially struck by how similar "Good Clean Fun"'s lagging guitar sounded to old Helium music, in the vein of "Aging Astronauts." To this day I find that the music of this album tends to bring out the finer points of living in the South -- a place to which it took me, personally, over 6 years to at all adjust, being the New Yorker I am. The voice and instrumentation of Chan Marshall seem to reflect the sincerity so often absent from the commercial country music that tends to dominate Nashville radio and lifestyle. This is music for late-summer walks at twilight, for Sundays spent reading Harry Crews books, for road trips in the Northeast. This is humbling music.
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