Scratch My Back 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… Scratch My Back 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… 2010-03-02 Peter Gabriel Pop
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Scratch My Back (2010)

Peter Gabriel, Scratch My Back | HEROES Peter Gabriel
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EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Mar 02, 2010; Lead Performance: Peter Gabriel; Genre: Pop

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

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Originally posted Feb 24, 2010 Published in issue #1092 Mar 05, 2010 Order article reprints