“One of the more intriguing releases in quite some time…seamlessly stitches together dozens of different influences into a cohesive quilt of modern pop…not a bum track out of ten!”
— Pop That Goes Crunch!
“Hyperbole is warranted. “Cruel Thing” is a thrilling, shiver-inducing torch song that condenses and focuses the Sharp Things’ best traits: their honkin’, eleven-members-strong sound, their savvy songwriting, and their infectious energy.” — All Music Guide
“His melodies are classic, unfettered lumps of yum, his arrangements seemed plucked from a different era and on the whole, Perry Serpa and his NYC-based orchestral pop outfit the Sharp Things have a wonderfully timeless quality to them.” —The Spill
“Gorgeous opener “I Will Always Be Swimming In This Sea” is Prince, Mercury Rev and Sgt Pepper-era Beatles, the epic “Vacationing” is Tom Waits, Todd Rundgren and even a little bit Coldplay, and the pained, soaring “Precious” is the Bad Seeds meets Philly soul with Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis on vocals. Delightful, the lot of it.” —NME