Quick Spins

Juliana Hatfield / Sings The Police

“Juliana Hatfield has been on a hot streak…”

Juliana Hatfield

Sings The Police (American Laundromat)

90’s icon Juliana Hatfield has been on a hot streak as of late. 2016 saw her collaboration with Paul Westerberg, The I Don’t Cares, release a fantastic garage-rock record, “Stab.” She followed that up with 2018’s unexpected “Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John.” The following year, she returned to her quirky alt-rock roots with  the beautiful “Weird.”

Here, she pays tribute to the bleach-blonde trio that dominated the early 80’s, The Police. Of course, she puts her own punky stamp on “Can’t Stand Losing You” and “Next To You.” My favorite redo is her pouty take on “Hungry For You,” from The Police’s 1981 pop masterpiece, “Ghost In The Machine.” I hope Hatfield had as much fun recording these songs as they are to listen to.


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