The Covers Record

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March 24, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST

Mistress of evocative slurs, pregnant pauses, and vertiginous quavers, Cat Power, a.k.a. Chan Marshall, presents an eclectic songbook on The Covers Record, from the Stones’ ”Satisfaction” and Nina Simone’s ”Wild is the Wind” to more underground fare. Using solo guitar and piano, Marshall takes wild liberties with lyrics and melodies, and dissolves indie-rock self-consciousness into fractured, heartrending folk-blues. In the end, as with any great interpreter, the songs are all hers. B+

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