Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Prewitt doesn't waste a second of Three's near-hour length, filling it with an affinity of bouncy rhythms and pop goodness, in turn eclipsing the output of many of his underground rock contemporaries.
  2. Archer Prewitt returns to the whip-smart pop sensibilities that defined his first two LPs, upping the ante to reveal an altogether new sophistication and complexity that spur his music to unexpected heights of brilliance.
  3. One hell of a good album.... [It] retains the intelligence of Prewitt's Sea and Cake work and melds it to rock and roll songcraft.
  4. 80
    The album is packed with sunny tunes which carry a '60s and '70s feel, but Prewitt never coasts. [July 2002, p.104]
  5. As with most of the 70s sensitive guy genre though, a lot of the music here toes the schmaltz line. And by the second half of Three, Prewitt's tripped right over it, landing in dangerous Neil Diamond territory.
  6. Suavely assembled big band pop. [#220, p.66]
  7. While "Three" itself is only occasionally lively, thanks to Prewitt's strong grasp of sun-bleached summer music and '60s psychedelia, the disc overflows with good ideas and pretty little melodies.
  8. 70
    Not nearly as tear-stained as his 2000 mini-album Gerroa Songs, Three zeroes in on the uptempo, if not the upbeat. [#55, p.84]
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  1. JimR.
    Jul 22, 2002
    9
    Great sounding poppy cd, one of the best released this year.