Scratch My Back

  • Record Label: EMI
  • Release Date: Mar 2, 2010
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 38
  2. Negative: 10 out of 38

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  1. JuanB
    Mar 3, 2010
    5
    The outstanding voice of Gabriel in the center of a flat, weak and boring performance.
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. He slows the songs' tempos and sets them to string arrangements that range from filmic and lush to something approaching the icy screech essayed by John Cale on Nico's Marble Index.
  2. Mostly, it works well. Intriguingly, Gabriel fares better with more recent material.
  3. In spite of the lack of original material, Scratch My Back is as rewarding an experience as a brand-new studio album could be, as it stands as a potent display of Gabriel’s power as a performer.