Cat Power - What Would The Community Think (RTI)

Cat Power - What Would The Community Think (RTI)
Cat Power - What Would The Community Think (RTI) Cat Power - What Would The Community Think (RTI)
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Matador (OLE 202-1)
Special Attributes: Audiophile HQ-180 gr Vinyl (RTI), Includes Free download of the Album
Release Date: 1996
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"From the first warm notes of "In this Hole," it's clear that Marshall's voice is not only stronger and more focused, but more empathetic as well. Where her previous works were dense and cathartic, "What Would the Community Think" gives her voice and lyrics space to unfurl and involve the listener..." (

"What Would the Community Think was the second album Chan Marshall released in 1996, but its richness suggests a longer period of evolution. The title track alone holds an album's worth of eloquence in Marshall's hushed, clear vocals, backed by guitar, feedback, and an eerie, echoing piano. Fortunately, that leaves Marshall 11 other tracks with which to forge a fine balance between angular, angst-ridden punk and her gentler, folk-country tendencies. Different combinations of these extremes make Cat Power's sound more diverse but also more cohesive. Tense, tight songs like "Good Clean Fun" and "Nude as the News" retain the reflective, thoughtful nature of quieter numbers like "King Rides By" and "Water and Air," which turn the power of the album's louder moments into slow-building, implosive tension. Two of What Would the Community Think's finest moments, "They Tell Me" and "Taking People," are unabashedly blues and country-inflected, revealing Marshall not just as a cathartic vocalist, but as a true soul singer. Similarly, her covers of Peter Jefferies' "Fate of the Human Carbine" and Smog's "Bathysphere" show off Marshall's ability to make any song a Cat Power song. An intimate, personal album, What Would the Community Think makes imperfection beautiful and turns vulnerability into musical strength." (

Track List

A1 In This Hole        
A2 Good Clean Fun        
A3 What Would The Community Think        
A4 Nude As The News        
A5 They Tell Me        
A6 Taking People        

B1 The Fate Of The Human Carbine
B2 King Rides By        
B3 Bathysphere
B4 Water & Air        
B5 Enough        
B6 The Coat Is Always On

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