Other People's Songs

  • Record Label: Mute
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2003

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. The album makes clear that these men really like music. They like singing it; they like playing it. And there’s enough fun being had here to convince you that you might like hearing it as well.
  2. It’s clear from the beginning that Bell can handle the vocal chores but what remains questionable is Clarke’s ability to rescue his beats from the predictable morass of synth pop’s stodgy past without, of course, overdoing it.
  3. Erasure do the Ronettes' "Walking in the Rain" almost as well as Cheryl Ladd, they do Buddy Holly's "Everyday" better than James Taylor, they prove that one man and one man only was meant to sing "Can't Help Falling in Love," and they tart up Peter Gabriel something fierce.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. RobW.
    Sep 25, 2007
    Poor, poor work, unoriginal and terribly dull.
  2. anwyun
    Jul 11, 2006
    Simply Great, the masters of synth-pop did it again!!
  3. MarkT
    Jan 5, 2004
    Brilliant interpretations by the duo responsible for keeping synth-pop alive.