"This music is so powerful and intense. The vocals are nothing short of incredible and one of the best uses of the voice as an instrument since I heard the Cocteau Twins Elisabeth Fraser in the late 80s. It's outstanding."
"With an honest voice, a style of mixed genres, and a wide influence, Carlin’s music is apt to appeal to a wide range of audiences.... Her best, it seems, is to write songs that she feels are not only ear-friendly, but that address concerns with the world that she hopes others will share."
"Her voice belts sounds that tremble, swell, and then swoop downward before pausing and rising again. When the music wells again, Stephanie Carlin is taking you with her."
"Ms. Carlin’s voice embodies the lilting tones and textured melodies of vocalist Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries and the power singing of Grace Slick fronting for The Jefferson Airplane."
"[She] has always had a musical knack for creating whirlwinds of sound."
"Taking the stage with a mob of people allowed for a riot of music that swirled and bounced from player to player on stage then projected outward to wrap around the audience. Within the routine chaos, certain things were always clear—musicianship born of knowledge was unfolding and Ms. Carlin’s unique vocals were at the epicenter. Her range reaches from rock to doo-wop but her passion belongs to jazz and the spontaneous creation of music that can’t be replicated and is best experienced live."
"Her four songs... captured her beginnings as a songwriter and her maturity as an evolving musician. The final cut of “the Agony and Ecstasy of"... captures the highs, lows and passion of love affairs that eventually go bad and leave the heart in rubble."
"The Brooklyn Lyceum‘s a reliable host of innovative performances [with] Brooklyn musicians like Horse’s Mouth and Stephanie Carlin."
"Stephanie Carlin, despite being a dead ringer for a young Barbra Streisand (and I mean that in the best possible way, Stephanie), is hardly a diva. Her blues-infused voice is Janis Joplin reinvented for a more cynical age, with none of the angst or heartbreak missing. in fact, her self-deprecating stage patter is really quite charming."
"...her rich vocals fill each track with a melodic and sometimes haunting rhythm."
"All four tracks reflect her deep commitment to social issues."
"Carlin has an intonation in her voice that will become immediately identifiable to present and future fans."
"...she professionally conducts herself with a maturity of songwriting skills, as well as vocal mastery that belies her age."
"Not many young musicians would turn down a record contract with a major, well-known company, but, staying true to her music, that's just what Stephanie Carlin did."