Variety “Any doubt that X’s original lineup could still bring the fire in the studio … is instantly dispelled by the ecstatic rush of the lead-off title track, which sets the tone for the entire enterprise. The writing is lean and prickly, the high-velocity playing is taut and cranked up, Exene and John’s angular vocal harmonies burn brightly and the writing is focused and biting.”
American Songwriter – ★★★★½ “It’s not just an impressive, even unprecedented comeback, but one that resonates with the vitality and dizzying power of X’s finest music.”
No Depression “ALPHABETLAND restates X’s essential, most seminal, and career-spanning approaches, a stylebook from which innumerable songwriters and musicians have drawn — directly or indirectly — contributing to the evolution of musical heterogeneity.”
Brooklyn Vegan“There’s no mistaking Exene Cervenka/John Doe harmonies for any other band, and it’s really not everyday that you hear a four-decade-old punk band making new music that captures the spirit of their classic material like this.
“Tinnitist“Life may not be too grand right now, but this sucker most certainly is. Against all odds, X hit the spot. Again.”