"The puritans of punk rock may cry foul (with good reason) after having lost the great hope of the underground, but Against Me! has created another album chock full of great songs. It's a stadium-ready batch of tunes that will increase exposure to the best rock band in the land. How could that be a bad thing? AM! is rocknroll salvation."
"Among the finest songwriters of his generation, Ted Leo continues his hot streak (throwing up anything but bricks). He writes socially charged songs for those of us who think that there's more to the political landscape than not wanting to be an American idiot. He's our Woody Guthrie, our Pete Seeger, our Ian MacKaye. Ted and his band of pharmaceutical masterminds are helming the revolution."
"The departure of organist/one-man band Franz Nicolay has left a hole in their sound, but you can't keep a good bar band down. The kings of indie rocknroll keep on churning out crunchy ballads describing what happens late at night on the banks of the mississippi river."
"Spinning darkly comedic tales of southern tragedy, the Truckers are up to their old hijinx. The heirs apparent to the gritty Southern Rock throne spin up booze-soaked tales of unmissed missing persons, introspective strippers, and an acrobatic circus catastrophe to remind us that fried pickles aren't the best thing the South has to offer."