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Moon Pix

Cat Power Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
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Singer Chan Marshall takes intimacy to a new level with the eerily lovely song cycle of Moon Pix. The narrative revolves around a nightmare figure who beckons toward a location that sounds rather like H-E-double hockey sticks. The starkness of this ghost story is mirrored in the austerity of the atmospheric music. Joined by Jim White and Mick Turner of the Australian slow-rock band the Dirty Three, Marshall uses spare guitar, flute, and piano arrangements to create the sounds of the last singer left on a postapocalyptic landscape. As Marshall sings in "Say," "If you're looking for something easy, you might as well give it up," and that lyric is the best description of this difficult and brilliant album. --Lois Maffeo

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The 1998 album featuring Chan Marshall backed by two-thirds of the Dirty Three (the two-thirds that don't play violin). A breathtakingly beautiful, hypnotic record. If Cat Power were Van Morrison, this would be her "Astral Weeks."

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4.0 out of 5 stars Haunting April 4 2003
Format:Audio CD
When I asked a friend to give me something tranquil to listen to while I study, she gave me "Moon Pix" on tape. Stilling and haunting, it proved entirely wrong for my purposes, being just the kind of music that makes you gaze off into the distance for long moments, forgetting where you are...Not that I minded.
Spooky and off-kilter, this album is maudlin the best way. Chan Marshall (is that her name?) adopts a kind of child-visionary persona, delivering an idiosyncratic mixture of surreal, direct, and insinuating lyrics that are enough to rend your heart the more you hear them. Her voice is husky yet pure at the same time, and she's at her best with minimal instrumentation, just stark vocals and a muffled guitar, sounding like the saddest, most hopeful person on earth singing to herself in an empty room. If you know what I mean...
Nonetheless, I can understand why a lot of people might fail to see the weird beauty in this album, especially upon first listen, and it's very difficult to know whether you're the kind of wistful oddball this will appeal to unless you try it for yourself. Take a gamble and see.
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5.0 out of 5 stars People give out 5 stars too easily March 6 2003
Format:Audio CD
I didn't love this album when I first heard it. I thought it was "nice"... "beautiful" even... but that was all. That was in the summer of 2001. Today I would rather sever my right arm off at the shoulder than be deprived of this great work. Chan + the dirty three + Australia = perhaps my favorite album of all time. I know there are a lot of five star reviews out there, and I've added one more to the pile, but you may take comfort in knowing that this is the only review I'll bother to do because Moon Pix has come to mean so much to me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best March 3 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is one of my all time favorite CD's. ITs music ranges from mellow and soft to a slight beat that moves you. A great purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stark, personal, powerful Feb. 2 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
What makes Moon Pix (and Cat Power) so wonderful is that I can feel a connection, I am FORCED to feel a connection with Shawn Marshall and that is afterall the most important goal of art--for one human to be able to connect with another in a way we can't through mere socializing or regular interaction.
If you are of a weak constitution beware of "Colors and the Kids," it could crush you and leave you an emotional wreck frantically dialing your therapist. The song invokes tears on every listen. She somehow captures the beauty and pain of life itself in that song. Because of the power of this album, it is advised to only listen to it sparingly when the mood is just right; it would be a shame for this to become merely backround music. I pray I never hear it in a coffee shop.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Album Flows Like A Stream Jan. 23 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is a masterpiece. Haunting and mesmerizing. It is a testament to the proposition that musicianship is about the sound and mood created as much as technical prowess.
The musical voices blend perfectly to create a unique sound that mirrors the lyrics and emotions. The album progresses from track to track effortlessly and gracefully like a stream somewhere deep in the forest that twists and winds through civilization on its way to the ocean. The progression is as natural as the water cycle.
The production is sparse. The timing is purposely erratic reminding you that life itself is not set to the atomic clock maintained by the government, but by natural progressions more like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. The vocals are brilliant.
A classic for our time! I strongly suggest that you check out Cat's earlier work especially "What Would The Community Think" as well. Another classic!
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5.0 out of 5 stars sadcore? Nov. 27 2002
Format:Audio CD
SADCORE?! what moron came up with that term? sheesh. lovely music here, whatever you want to call it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars What was I thinking? March 19 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Maybe I'll have to give this another few listens, but my first impression is that this is mostly unmelodious (is that a word?) garbage. I hope I grow to like it more. But my advice for now -don't waste your money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars such a black night.... Nov. 18 2001
By Rob
Format:Audio CD
in the latest hours of the night, earliest hours of the morning...she is there. in the blackest of deserts...in lonely alleyways, rain-soaked streets, and ghost towns...she is whispering.
can you hear her ?
cat power does something to me. she gets inside my head and starts saying things i dont quite want to hear, and ask questions i dont want to think about. but i love her and i praise her and i hold on to her for dear life.
and thank god we have her.
this is for hopeless endings. thank you chan.
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