AMG REVIEW: A two-disc follow-up to Unpopular Singer Volumes 1 and 2, the third in the series cranks down the implied self-loathing of the title a bit: only the self-explanatory "Not Sold In Stores" and the endless and frankly kinda whiny career overview "Deemed Inappropriate" work the "woe is me" angle. Elsewhere, Unpopular Singer Volume 3 has a couple of R. Stevie Moore's typically quirky covers (who else would essay the Monkees' psychedelic ragtime ditty "Tapioca Tundra" and Soundgarden's grunge anthem "Black Hole Sun" on the same album?), in between the country-tinged giggle "Right Down On You" and the credible, sarcastic hip-hop of "White Music Month." Meanwhile, the languorous "Nico Knee Puccini" is one of Moore's best instrumentals in some years, and "8 To 18" (the ages Moore was through the '60s) is one of the few songs about baby boomer nostalgia that's not supremely irritating to anyone born after 1969. The album's finest track, however, is the closing "Joy Inside My Tears," a cover of the Stevie Wonder ballad that Moore turns into a uniquely personal expression of devotion and makes his own in a way that he doesn't often attempt with his covers. Unpopular Singer Volume 3 is a bit spotty (there's more filler to be found here than on the earlier volumes), but it's still a worthy addition to Moore's early '90s musical renaissance.
–Stewart Mason, All Music Guide