"...the band, taking giant leaps forward. Sure, the songs are still about DUIs and blacking out, but the lyrics are better, the melodies are more infectious and the musicianship is tighter..."
"...there is only so much these pop-punkers can do with three chords. What’s important is that The Dopamines do it with a passion and love for the sound, and it comes through in the production."
"The re-hashed Beach Boys' melodies simply roll off my back like water off a duck. The Dopamines, along with a handful of other bands come to mind as one of the better pop-punk bands around today."
"..The Dopamines. There's no bullshit to be found on (the new record) "Expect The Worst", just consistent energy levels, melodic guitars, sing-alongable chorus, and lots and lots of fun..."
"Expect The Worst" is the second full length from the Cincinnati three piece, following on from 2007’s self titled début. If that album, sandwiched by two EP’s, confirmed The Dopamine’s position as one of the most exciting bands to emerge in the scene in recent years, “Expect The Worst” cements their status as one of the key groups in the Pop-Punk underground."
"The array of bands belting out self-deprecating, powerchord-fuelled, melodic punk rock is seemingly never ending, yet Ohio’s The Dopamines have taken all the genre’s best bits on ‘Expect The Worst’ and given it their own unique tilt..."