, Lydia's Bloodshot debut, combines heady doses of punk rock energy and candor with the country classicism she was raised on and just can't shake. From foggy mountain throwdowns where she sounds like a tuff Neko Case, to muscular power pop driven by choppy, tense guitar tonalities recalling Television's Richard Lloyd to the take no s**t spirit of Loretta Lynn and displaying country soul well beyond her years, Loveless true-to-life testimonials hit and hit hard. Be it whiskey, men, god or alienation, Lydia takes them all on; they may kick, but she kicks back harder.
Her sound is very reminiscent of Lynn s soulful country, as well as nods to acts like Patsy Cline, and an attitude that certainly takes more than its fair share from punk rock. --Wayward
A remarkable debut...the strength of blazing voice, a fully formed persona and bluntly crafty songwriting. 8 out of 10 stars --Spin
A phenomenal record...It's brimming with brashness and vulnerability, confidence and insecurity, and can leave you not knowing quite what to think. --The Boston Globe