“Scott Alexander Gets Distracted is modern day folklore by a clever humorist who knows how to make a point and drive it home, which is often done without humor. Listening to this is a valued distraction.”
“With it’s non-repetitive nature, ['You Could Be A Pervert'} comes off almost like a short-story with a Loudon Wainwright III feel”
"Singularly personal and weird. . . Frued would have a ball"
"Inimitable, absurdly hilarious"
“Hey, he got me to listen”
“Scott Alexander inhabits the strange twilight between serious social observer, novelty musician and brilliant self-marketer that includes people such as, well... Scott Alexander.”
“His emotional sounds are of course personal, very personal, diary entries he turns into song where you want to say “no, I can’t be listening to this” but you do.”
“If JD Salinger were still alive and played guitar he would vehemently deny being Scott Alexander.”
"In a world of virtual friendships, Scott Alexander is playing it old school."
“Top 25 of 2007”
“Sounds like he’d be worth catching live, too, and not just because Alexander makes a habit of baking fresh cookies for his audiences.”
“Scott Alexander doesn't really fit into any categories . . . And he really revels in his cheery awkwardness.”
“He also could be described as sort of a punk Garrison Keillor.”
“The deep, extremely deep subconscious of Scott unveils itself between guitar strings, lyric sheets and cookie dough.”
“Barely any lyric goes by without actually saying something significant or having some kind of multiple layers to it. What benefits Alexander the most is that the message never gets too heavy handed or preachy. In most cases, the words end up being too witty to allow that to happen”
“Alexander creates a casual style that ironically reaches far beyond the flashiest efforts artists employ to breathe new life into worn out chord progressions . . . If there is any justice in the world for us nerds, Scott Alexander will become an important figure in popular music.”
“I just want to let you know that I think you're great.”
“Here is an artist who appears to genuinely want to make friends with his fans, even going as far to bake some vegan cookies to be given away at each show. With a melodic singer/ songwriter style and songs busting with modern day satire, there's no reason you shouldn't be checking out this CD.”