“Andrus' songs are incredibly narrative stories told as much by his emotive voice as the words themselves. Each song has its share of transitions, dynamics and nuances, meriting multiple listens.”
“A shining, singularly powerful solo effort. Subdued, poignant and dynamic, Andrus' indie-rock project ("The Glass Man") ranks as one of the best local albums of the year.”
“The Glass Man" is fragile collection of new music born out of late-night experiences when the heart is most vulnerable. Andrus takes us on this journey of the soul effortlessly, with gentle lyrics that flicker like a candle, instantly making us feel right at home.”
“There's a spare beauty in this collection of Andrus' songs, the melancholy of his words paired with perfect instrumentation - from plaintive piano/keyboard parts to climatic drum passages to expertly altered backing vocals.”
"Innovative, original...all-around excellence."
“Andrus' new album, "The Glass Man," features seven tracks, expertly crafted and smartly produced, giving the sometimes-melancholy songs real beauty.”
“Christopher Andrus has a rare and special gift for songwriting.”
“Christopher Andrus may be "The Glass Man" on his new CD, but he is anything but fragile when it comes to crafting sumptuously haunting rock/pop songs.”
"Chris Andrus, who so seemingly has been blessed with listening to the records of a smattering of prominent British bands over the last two decades, namely Radiohead and Muse as it ultimately sounds, shows promise in the form of musical diplomacy for our fair city."
“Gorgeous harmonies and melodies.”
“One of The Press music brain trust's collective favorites.”
“A melodic crunch of sorts, as each tune is an expert blending of music, yet able to sound fresh at the same time. Andrus' voice floats masterfully through each song.”
"Andrus deserves to be first in line for the express elevator up."
"Armed to the Teeth" and "The Still Life" are both stuffed with power-pop gems that are polished and catchy, yet defiantly untrendy by the current standards of both mainstream and indie rock. Andrus' influences are easy enough to pick out -- the Beatles chord changes, the Jeff Buckley vocals -- but his songs contain enough wit and weirdness to transcend reductive branding.
"One of the most promising songwriters on the Michigan music scene today."
“Brilliant songwriting prowess, dark-but-tender melodies, expressive singing.”
“Andrus has cultivated an original sound, separating himself from the all-too-common emo and power-pop scenes. His songs tend to be quick and poppy with a nostalgic air that betrays his muses, classic and modern.”
“Influenced by Brian Wilson and Jeff Buckley, Andrus' vocals are crisp, convincing and pretty.”
“2007 Album of the Year.”
"Andrus has focused his attention on writing great songs and marketing them in a creative, multimedia format."