"99% of contemporary guitar pop completely misses the mark, those
bands with good aim stand out in a crowd... Poughkeepsie is a
quirky, memorable cross between Paul Westerberg and Steve Wynn"
-- Fred Mills, Magnet
"[Hicks has] ever-maturing songwriting skills
and oodles of pop-star prowess going for him"
-- Twin Cities Reader
"**** (out of four). Poughkeepsie is one
of those faves-change-every-hour propositions that grows more
lovable with every listen... Timeless"
-- Jim Walsh, St. Paul Pioneer Press
"So many great songs here, it's hard to
know where to start. I can't recommend this highly enough"
-- Pat Dull, Moo
"Dylan Hicks1 second CD, Poughkeepsie, is
filled with satire, send-ups, and clever samplings: Songs like
`Waterbed about a Deadhead`, and `Bad Boyfriend` with its Beck-like
perceptions, epitomize Hicks' songwriting chops... A natural showman
with a cute, catchy voice"
-- Seattle Weekly
"God, this is GREAT... Hicks has more personality
and charisma than a thousand other singer/songwriters"
-- Babysue Music Review
"Dylan Hicks is that rare smart-ass pop
songwriter who1s as clever as he thinks he is. Hicks makes fun
of himself and the world with an intelligence that's both friendly
-- Nashville Scene
Artful pop songwriter... Modesty and clarity
are two of Dylan Hicks' main assets as a songwriter. Wit is another"
-- Anastasia Pantsios, The Cleveland Free Times
"Put this guy on a bill with Whiskeytown,
Magnetic Fields, or Ben Folds Five, and he1s likely to impress"
-- Jack Rabid, The Big Takeover
"Hicks is the kind of off-the-beaten-track
performer whose refreshingly simple, smart style never seems to
be en vogue, but is always a pleasure to hear"
-- Colin Helms, CMJ New Music Report
If I could take one record to a desert island,
this one might be it"
-- The Wrap-Up
"A splendid songwriter, Hicks pens satires
with heart, and sendups that turn into romances. Poughkeepsie
is loaded with hooks and punchlines, mirth and a melancholic streak
as wide as John Prine's"
-- Tom Surowicz, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Hicks displays a penchant for musical experimentation
and lyrical wit... Hicks incorporates samples into the mix with
surprising resonance and subtlety... [he] also shines as a lyricist"
-- Chris Herrington, The Memphis Flyer