“This doesn't feel like a reformation, but a second coming...”
— Dave Simpson,The Guardian
“Instantly it seems like James never left, as the energy and emotion simmering up on opener ‘Bubbles’ sounds as fresh as early-’90s James records like ‘Seven’ and ‘Laid'”
“James do sound revitalized, energized by the time apart and, perhaps more importantly, sounding connected to the time at hand, making music for a world in turmoil that needs more voices of protest and hope...
Hey Ma: 4/5 Stars”