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. TomB
    Apr 7, 2010
    1
    There is not a single song on this album that was made better by the voice of Peter Gabriel! I always thought that the man could do no wrong...and then he released this schlock! Simply HORRIBLE!
  2. MariaCs
    Mar 3, 2010
    1
    Bad, bad, bad. A deception.
  3. OscarV
    Mar 4, 2010
    1
    Very inglorious album. Gabriel did it bad.
  4. FedericoA
    Mar 4, 2010
    1
    I don`t like that record.
  5. AngelaB
    Mar 4, 2010
    1
    Very boring.
  6. K0O
    Jan 11, 2011
    0
    As a long-time Gabriel-fan, I am very disappointed with this album. Extremely boring arrangements. The feeling of the original songs are not there, not even in another form or shape. PG, please make a real album with good arrangements and your own songs.
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.