Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Scratch My Back

Posted on

Peter Gabriel, Scratch My Back | HEROES Peter Gabriel

Scratch My Back

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Peter Gabriel
genre:
POP

We gave it a B

With half the bands in Brooklyn citing him as? an influence, ?Peter Gabriel is now cooler than ?he’s been in years. On Scratch My Back, this set of 12? covers, he repays the indie scene by including a few tunes by comparative youngsters like Arcade Fire and? Bon Iver, each one transformed into an arty dirge using only his voice ?and an understated orchestra. No individual rendition improves ?notably on its source material, ?but taken together they form a nicely melancholy suite. B

Download These:
A majestic take on Arcade Fire’s My Body Is a Cage at last.fm
A brooding version of Paul Simon’s The Boy in the Bubble at last.fm

See all of this week’s reviews