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  • Summary: The third set of covers from Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs is a collection of songs from the 1980s including covers of R.E.M.’s “Sitting Still,” The Smiths' “How Soon is Now,” and Kirsty MacColl’s “They Don’t Know.”
  • Record Label: Shout! Factory
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, College Rock
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
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  1. Nov 14, 2013
    80
    The whole set is a treat.
  2. Nov 14, 2013
    80
    These 14 songs sound as wholly irresistible now as they did when they were such an essential part of a soundtrack for a now-distant decade.
  3. 70
    This well-intentioned exercise in nostalgia is an enticing 52 minute ride (three more are on a the deluxe edition), and if it sends Gen X’ers back to the archetype versions and keeps them out of the karaoke clubs, it’s more than done its job.
  4. Dec 10, 2013
    70
    The album is charming and charismatic, and full of 1980s vigour.
  5. Nov 27, 2013
    65
    Like everything these two touch, the results are hardly astonishing, but they're just as pleasant as you please. [No. 104, p.56]
  6. May 13, 2014
    60
    There’s a fine college-rock jangle to The Beat’s Save It For Later and some fab California-kissed harmonies on XTC’s Towers Of London.
  7. Dec 9, 2013
    50
    Under the Covers, Vol. 3 has more ups and downs than the Texas Cyclone. There are moments that are very good and moments that feel watered down, by the numbers and plain.

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