"Brooklyn's reigning quirky-pop princess."
"Inspired by the doo-wop ballads of the '50s and '60s, Akbari similarily uses her heart and soul and sultry voice to create some of the most driving and energy-boosting tunes to date . . . make sure to listen to this legitimate powerhouse in the pop world."
"Taking pop songs and contorting them into more alternative shapes, she's built up a fairly individual sound for herself and isn't afraid to stray from a set format . . . Hopefully artists like sami.the.great can begin to make welcome inroads to public consciousness."
“Moody pop songs that vibe Dido, Tori Amos and Fiona Apple.”