From Previous Album Reviews:
“Ken Clark is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his mordant (and often satirical) pop songs and musical comedy scores. Clark often writes lyrics from the perspective of a character far removed from his own experiences, sometimes using the point of view of an unreliable narrator.”
“Clark has succeeded in creating an album that’s smart, provocative, varied and awfully entertaining, with songs that make you think, laugh or raise your eyebrows because of their mocking harshness.”
“Once again, Clark proved himself to be one of the most impressive songwriters of his generation with an album that has visited my CD-player dozens of times.”
“Very nice album by the underrated songwriter Ken Clark. A very entertaining album with every song being of top notch quality. "Love From A Stranger" is my personal favorite. A solid release and one I recommend even to new Clark listeners.”
“It's certainly an album with as high a concentration of great works as any release by Clark, with rockers, ballads and genuinely heartbreaking tunes all jostling to be noticed, loved and adored. While there are many of Clark's most durable songs to be found on this album, perhaps its most iconic moment is "21 Today".
“Mr. Clark's songs change radically depending on whether they're for guitar or piano. His guitar tunes hark back to Appalachian music, often using a dulcimer-like drone and just a handful of circling chords. In two songs, he made the chords a tape loop while he played lead guitar solos. On piano, he uses more elaborate harmonies, by way of Copland and gospel, to back what might be parlor songs for a highly unsavory parlor.”