"...fun and brainy and very knowledgable about a wide range of styles. ...The Better Letters write songs that are driving and verbose, but precisely calculated." "...and it's really great to hear it done well. Playing music this busy is a difficult balancing act to pull off, but the band succeeds in creating agitated funk where others usually fall apart in an anxious mess."
"...It's like the 60's soul, 70's funk and 80's new wave had a three headed child..." "...They grab the best of several decades.... It's that contrast that kept pulling me in."
"... The Better Letters' first LP, Mixed Feelings, pops with lyrics comparable to that of The Mountain Goats, in a stream-of-consciousness, straight-to-the-point, conversational kind of way. Some lyricists toy with you, but this band isn't playing around. This LP harbors no metaphorical mind fucks ..." "... Intriguing! ..." "... I like this band."
"...The Better Letters deliver quick-hitting jolts of strange electricity, featuring frantic riffs, catchy vocals and often some well-placed synth that will certainly remind you of the eighties... If taut, erudite guitar rock is your thing, rest assured: the heat goes on."
"Brooklyn's the Better Letters take you back in time to the dawn of the 80's and the onset of twitching, jangly punk that will certainly invoke numerous Talking Heads and possibly some Feelies references. "...the Better Letters also blend pop elements that make the band come across as an Americanized, male Shonen Knife. ..." "...simply take your time, give this multiple listens and I promise you'll be hooked."
"...This is a great sleeve"... "...I would even bring up the Futureheads self titled. It's that same feeling, layered unusual phrasing...pure art school...appropriate weird stuff, the influences mash together, but a willingness to experiment in that genre and take it to a further place..."