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  • Summary: This is the indie singer-songwriter's covers/tribute album to Olivia Newton-John and one dollar from the sale of every album will be donated to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre (ONJ Centre).
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  • Record Label: American Laundromat Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock
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  1. Apr 23, 2018
    80
    Hatfield is a sharp record-maker, understanding when to let harmonies pile up and when to let analog keyboards set the tone, a gift that turns Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John into a sumptuous aural pleasure. The album is also compelling as a testament to the power of fandom, illustrating how this kind of love is sustaining and creatively nourishing.
  2. 75
    TRather than being a simple tribute, Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John is a stunning addition to the story of both musicians. Thankfully, there are hundreds of songs left for Hatfield to do on Part II.
  3. Apr 23, 2018
    70
    About two or three songs into the album, you'll forget that it's a "concept" album and just enjoy it for what it is--a really strong collection of songs that just happen to come from an unlikely source.
  4. The Wire
    Jul 12, 2018
    70
    Sings Olivia Newton-John is an album nobody asked for but that’s partly what makes it special. Hatfield’s garage-bound arrangements scuff up the squeaky clean originals to likeable effect and she throws herself into the project with gusto. [Jun 2018, p.65]
  5. Mojo
    Apr 23, 2018
    40
    It's pleasant enough, but suffers for not taking songs places they've never been. [May 2018, p.98]
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