Covers 80's

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Covers 80's
Studio album by Duncan Sheik
Released June 7, 2011 (U.S.)
Label Sneaky Records/MRI
(U.S.; CD)
Producer Duncan Sheik
Duncan Sheik chronology
Whisper House
(2009)
Covers 80's
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Melodic.net 3/5 stars[2]
PopMatters 4/10 stars[3]
Slant Magazine 2/5 stars[4]

Covers 80's is the seventh album by American singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik. It was released on Sneaky Records in 2011. The album is composed of covers of songs by British artists originally released in the 1980s.

Singer Holly Brook, who appeared on Sheik's album Whisper House, and Rachael Yamagata, who has toured with Sheik for various concerts, contribute backing vocals throughout this album.

Reception[edit]

The album was released to mixed reviews. National Public Radio[5] raved, "No nostalgia here, only genuine feeling, and the challenge to reconsider what might really be worth reviving."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stripped" (3:39)
  2. "Hold Me Now" (4:39)
  3. "Love Vigilantes" (4:04)
  4. "Kyoto Song" (3:53)
  5. "What Is Love?" (3:58)
  6. "So Alive" (4:32)
  7. "Shout" (4:44)
  8. "Gentlemen Take Polaroids" (4:53)
  9. "Life's What You Make It" (4:33)
  10. "William, It Was Really Nothing" (2:11)
  11. "Stay" (5:41)
  12. "The Ghost in You" (5:08)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Covers 80s - Duncan Sheik". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Duncan Sheik - Covers 80's". Melodic.net. 2011. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  3. ^ Chiola, Enio (2011-07-06). "Duncan Sheik: Covers 80's". PopMatters. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  4. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (2011-06-12). "Duncan Sheik: Covers 80s". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  5. ^ Powers, Ann (2011-06-07). "Duncan Sheik Uncovers Hope For The '80s : The Record". NPR. Retrieved 2012-02-10.