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Cat Power at the Hollywood Palladium

November 08, 2012

Admit it. You thought you had Cat Power's Chan Marshall pegged — and maybe grown a little nervous that her smooth, smoky voice and increasingly carefree demeanor had settled into a blue-eyed soul groove that would soundtrack hipster dinner parties through the next decade. But "Sun" will prove you wrong. A big, confident and captivating pop album that's so far removed from her Memphis-inspired previous album of originals "The Greatest" (In between, she released an album of covers called "Jukebox"), as to suggest the work of young mind with a remarkable career ahead of her, "Sun" is Marshall's best album since Moon Pix in 1998. And it's probably better. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Thu. $35. livenation.com.

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