"There's a good chance that McMurtry's Just Us Kids will be the best album of 2008."
"his new album, "Just Us Kids," which could justifiably be described as the best collection of literary songs in several years."
"A definite contender when those Best Of The Year polls get underway."
"The new James McMurtry album Just Us Kids isn't good, it's terrific. Simply outstanding. My early candidate for album of the year..."
"McMurtry might be the best topical writer performing right now and (Just Us Kids) finds him at his finest."
"the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation."