sami.the.great / Press

"Brooklyn's reigning quirky-pop princess."

Deli Magazine

"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."

FILTER Magazine

"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."

Sounds of Confusion (UK Blog)

“Moody pop songs that vibe Dido, Tori Amos and Fiona Apple.”

Village Voice