Jukebox (Cat Power album)

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Jukebox
Jukebox cat power album.jpg
Studio album by Cat Power
Released January 22, 2008
Recorded 2007, New York City, Dallas, and Miami
Genre Indie rock
Length 41:33
Label Matador
Cat Power chronology
The Greatest
(2006)The Greatest2006
Jukebox
(2008)
Dark End of the Street
(2008)Dark End of the Street2008
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic72/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Drowned In Sound8/10 stars[3]
The Guardian3/5 stars[4]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[5]
Mojo4/5 stars[6]
NME6/10 stars[7]
Pitchfork Media(5.7/10)[8]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[9]
Spin3/5 stars[10]
Uncut4/5 stars[11]

Jukebox is the eighth album by Cat Power, the stage name and eponymous band of American singer-songwriter Chan Marshall. It was released on January 22, 2008 on Matador Records. A limited-edition silver foil deluxe package was also released containing a bonus disc with five extra songs.

The album is composed almost entirely of cover songs, save for "Song to Bobby" and "Metal Heart" ("Metal Heart" was previously recorded and released in 1998). It is Marshall's second record of cover songs; her first, The Covers Record, was released in 2000.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original artist(s)Length
1."New York"John Kander, Fred EbbLiza Minnelli2:00
2."Ramblin' (Wo)man"Hank WilliamsHank Williams3:47
3."Metal Heart"Chan MarshallCat Power3:53
4."Silver Stallion"Lee ClaytonThe Highwaymen2:52
5."Aretha, Sing One for Me"J Harris, Eugene WilliamGeorge Jackson[12]3:12
6."Lost Someone"James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Lloyd StallworthJames Brown & the Famous Flames2:50
7."Lord, Help the Poor & Needy"Jessie Mae Hemphill[13]Jessie Mae Hemphill2:37
8."I Believe in You"Bob DylanBob Dylan4:07
9."Song to Bobby" (original composition)Chan Marshall, Matt SweeneyCat Power4:17
10."Don't Explain"Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie HolidayBillie Holiday3:50
11."Woman Left Lonely"Spooner Oldham, Dan PennJanis Joplin4:07
12."Blue"Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell4:01
Total length:41:33

Sales and chart positions[edit]

The album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling about 29,000 copies in its first week.[14] As of 2012, sales in the United States have exceeded 137,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[15] It was awarded a gold certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 100,000 copies throughout Europe.[16]


Chart (2008) Peak position
Australia Albums Chart 35
Austria Albums Chart 40
Belgian Albums Chart 7
Denmark Albums Chart 12
Dutch Albums Chart 63
France Albums Chart 4
German Albums Chart 18
Irish Album Chart 35
New Zealand Albums Chart 30
Norway Albums Chart 30
Swiss Albums Chart 20
Sweden Albums Chart 27
U.K. Albums Chart 32
U.S. Top Rock Albums 2
U.S. Top Independent Albums 3
U.S. Top Digital Albums 3
U.S. Top Internet Albums 7
U.S. Billboard 200 12

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[17] none 31,100[18]
United States (RIAA)[19] none 137,000[20]

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jukebox by Cat Power". Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Drowned In Sound review Archived 2008-10-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Rogers, Jude (18 January 2008). "Cat Power, Jukebox". Retrieved 3 October 2016 – via The Guardian.
  5. ^ Times, Los Angeles. "CD: Cat Power". Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Jukebox by Cat Power". Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  7. ^ NME.COM. "Cat Power - NME.COM". Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Cat Power: Jukebox Album Review - Pitchfork". Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  9. ^ Rolling Stone review
  10. ^ Spin review Archived 2011-05-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Uncut review Archived 2008-09-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ "George Jackson Discography". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  13. ^ Tennille, Andy: "Matador Records Skips Important Credit on Cat Power's Jukebox", San Francisco Weekly; April 9, 2008.
  14. ^ Katie Hasty, "'Juno' Unseats Keys From Atop Album Chart", Billboard.com, January 30, 2008.
  15. ^ Streib, Lauren (November 2, 2012). "Cat Power Announces Possible Tour Cancellation, Bankruptcy". The Daily Beast. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  16. ^ http://www.impalamusic.org/arc_static/docum/04-press/2008/PR%20-%2020080910.htm
  17. ^ "French album certifications – Cat Power – Jukebox" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. October 24, 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  18. ^ "Les Albums les plus Vendus en 2008" (in French). InfoDisc. Archived from the original on October 18, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  19. ^ "American album certifications – Cat Power – Jukebox". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  20. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=0A0EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA18#v=onepage&q&f=false

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