“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
“Perry Serpa’s New York-based collective dash through 11 tracks, the whirling mass of strings and brass combining with his part Marc Almond, part Steve Winwood singing voice to make songs such as “Boys Club” and “Vacationing” essential additions to the chamber-pop canon.” —London Sunday Times