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“Scott writes personal but very accessible lyrics and packages them with a sound that reminds us of The Wallflowers and The Jayhawks, among others.”

"If you like something in between Josh Ritter and a sensitive bar band, you may want to give Scott Krokoff a listen some time."

“It's a pity only 7 tracks are included, because this is high quality music you just got to hear!”

“All in all an impressive set of songs, catchy, immediate and very listenable by an artist quite capable of writing quality pop music.”

“Whether it is Scott’s vocals, drums, pianos, or guitar, the specific array of sounds make for a composition that stands up to repeat listens. ... Existing separately from genre constraints, I Got Nothing is a tremendous introduction to Scott’s musical style.”

“Melodic with topics familiar to just about everyone, Realizations and Declarations Vol 2 is a strong follow-up to Krokoff’s 2012 EP. Bouncing effortlessly between rock, folk and country sounds with an undertone of pop, Scott Krokoff offers a can do vibe that will resonate with listeners.”

“Realizations & Declarations, Vol. 2 is ... an involving, lyrics-led, and personal look at life and relationships from Scott’s perceptive viewpoint.”

“It is a universal feeling that has rarely, if ever, been expressed so eloquently in song and for that; I tip my hat to Krokoff. May he experience many more such awkward moments so we may reap the benefit of his heartache.”

“In a world where so much music sounds similar, Krokoff’s music takes us back to sounds of the 90’s and 70’s with a modern spin that makes us think, relax, and enjoy.”

"...making music in the vein of 1960s and ’70s songsmiths, but also recalling hot up-and-comers like Father John Misty."

“In quite a few places throughout Realizations & Declarations, Vol #2 my thoughts drifted back to that bouncy, emotionally evocative energy always present on a Joni Mitchell record. ... There is a fine line that both of these particular artists mine and understand deeply, one that acknowledges the folly of their experiences but the wisdom to dance blissfully in spite of the consequence.”

“While there is a certain joy in discovering edgy music that reimagines the rules, there is another type of joy in discovering music that is new and fresh but sounds deliciously familiar. Scott Krokoff’s latest EP, the adult contemporary Realizations and Declarations, Vol. 2, is a collection of familiar sounds that come off as new and fresh rather than repetitious and stifling. ... In a world of old styles clashing with new fads, the sort of familiarity Scott pulls off will be welcomed by many – they will be left very content.”

“If you are growing tired with the same old same old from singer songwriters these days Scott Krokoff is worth putting on your radar. A singer songwriter with an edge of Replacements styled alt rock to his strum. ... Scott voice carries his lyrics with clear honesty and it's more about where he puts the notes he does sing rather than flexing his vocals chords. At times his smart vocal phrasing might remind you of Elvis Costello.”

“His music is lilting and generous in its tendencies to dispense melodies that'll have you humming for days.”

“The songwriter is adamant that one should never put a shelf life on their dreams and these principles are reflected in his graceful tales of morality and perseverance.”

“Scott Krokoff creates pristine country pop evocative of Tom Petty’s Wildflower period.”

“The Bayside-based musician creates Americana-flavored folk-rock and pop. Although each song is built around the melodies created by his acoustic guitar and his expressive voice, Krokoff’s music does not limit itself to one palate or style. Instead, he pulls in various elements, like warped guitar sounds, harmonica, organ and cello, to make each number stand out.”

“The folk music is pop-driven with catchy rhythms and melodies, and roots-driven with throbbing B3-type sounds. ... All of the songs emanate a sense of folk/rock with good clear vocals and infectious hooks.”

“Realizations and Declarations is a winner! Definitely one worth repeating. Opening up with ‘What The Hell‘, we are welcomed into Scott’s world of self-realization as we climb out of our mundane lives and strive to dream big and go far. Work hard, play harder.”

“This is way beautiful stuff, it has the ache of nostalgia but it isn't actually looking back anywhere....I can't believe anybody can listen to the strings on "The Vow" -a lovely wedding song, surely, and not being completely charmed by the this singer songwriter.”

“Musicians like Scott Krokoff, and God knows there aren't many, are returning to a pre mid-1980s synth revolution to tap into a world of melody and analog, where lovely songs of self-awareness rule.”

"A clutch of first rate rock songs, so well crafted, so smart, and so committed it bends without breaking, and rocks but so tightly it never sways. Or, if you prefer, it is what its subject matter is: the difficulties of being gentle in a harsh world."

“A Better Life fits Scott perfectly. Deeply reflective lyrics and natural sense of melody make him one of the most radio ready singer/songwriters I have ever had submit to my latest Sonicbids International Competition; a poster boy for catchy introspection. The melodies and harmonies are angelic and the musicianship is top shelf with a nice pop rock mojo”

“Scott Krokoff’s debut solo effort A Better Life is a 13-track album of solid music, both lyrically and musically and one of those albums that can be easily kept on repeat all day long.”

“What constitutes a better life? ... For Scott it was realizing he wasn’t happy in the profession he had chosen. Thus he ended up doing something about it. And thus a musician was born.”

“Melodies, beats and lyrics work together to treat the ears to a soothing snack.”

“This is one of those albums, that you listen to and in the blink of an eye it's over. This is a trait that marks a fine album.”