“‘Everything Breaks’ manages the uncommon trick of being both lovely and urgent…an elegiac litany of facts, descriptions, and/or circumstances, creating a kind of beauty-meets-tragedy atmosphere” — Fingertips Music
“The Truth Is Like The Sun takes an even more scenic route to its destination than did Green Is Good. It is the most distinctive release I have heard this year. It may also be the single best.”
— Pop That Goes Crunch
“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!
“This album is rich, deep, full, and at times revelatory. And yet wasn’t recorded in a studio! This is Orchestral Pop of the highest order. It’s The Mamas and the Papas with strings. It’s a more contemporary, less preachy Blood Sweat and Tears.” —Berkeley Place
“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
“Musically, this is head-shaking astonishing, alternately recalling The Smiths, Divine Comedy, the Bad Seeds and even early Elton John, a sort of grandiose collision of English folk and chamber music, with jazz and country flourishes.” —Flaunt