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Cat Power- Sun

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Stream: Cat Power- Sun It appears that the moody indie folk songstress Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, has seen the light of day. Her new album Sun is a glimmering, effervescent, and thoroughly enjoyable album with an inspired sound that breaches aesthetic boundaries Marshall had never even dared to approach in the past. It's also a tremendous comeback for Marshall, who hasn't released an album of original material since 2006's The Greatest. Sun shines with stuttering electronic drum beats and crystalline synths, while Marshall's distinctive, lush coo and gentle guitar plucking remain firmly in place as well. Tracks like the piano led single "Ruin" and the propulsive "Sun" are immediate highlights, but the real standout is the penultimate track "Nothin But Time," an 11-minute anthem of hope in the face of adversity--adversity which Marshall herself has undoubtedly faced over her very troubled career.

The entire album is now streaming at NPR Music, and will be released on September 4th. You won't want to sleep on this one.