#1 RECORD OF 2021 AT HERE COMES THE FLOOD.
#2 ROCK/POP RECORD OF 2021 AT NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY.
#8 RECORD OF 2021 AT SWEET SWEET MUSIC.
TOP 10 RECORD OF 2021 AT I DON'T HEAR A SINGLE.
TOP 40 RECORD OF 2021 AT DAVID BASH'S IPO.
BEST OF 2021 AT DAGGER 'ZINE.
BEST OF 2021 AT AIDING & ABETTING.
"With loyalty to guitar hooks and counterpoint harmonies, clever lyrics that make seedy personalities sound like the folks next door, and an expansive musical mind attuned to creating just the right arrangement or fill for the song at hand, the Los Angeleno makes music that has an easy familiarity without ever sounding specifically like anyone else."
- Big Takeover
"In a manner loosely analogous to Donald Fagen with the jazz influences Hoovered out, White delights in dropping us into the middle of offbeat scenarios and leaving only a curious collection of conceptual breadcrumbs to illuminate the surroundings. His airy, agile tenor hangs it all elegantly atop his crafty but unfailingly accessible harmonic twists."
- Rock & Roll Globe
"Ward White is the Elvis Costello of the 21st century. Nobody does deviously whirlwind literary wordplay and catchy tunesmithing better. Another allusively menacing, lyrical masterpiece..."
- New York Music Daily
"(Ward White) sounds like a high tenor version of Bowie... Neuron bending chord changes abound, and in a different era this album would have been huge..."
- David Bash, Bash On Pop
"Flawless phrasing - a mix of David Bowie and Russell Mael...
The songs sparkle and purr."
- Here Comes The Flood
"Beautifully constructed songs... lyrical genius. White is a revelation - the nearest comparison is prime time Bryan Ferry."
- I Don't Hear A Single (UK)
"The guy's got some serious style, think Bryan Ferry or Bowie... White is a pop craftsman of the highest order."
- Dagger 'Zine
"(Ward White) is a storyteller and a damn fine one at that... deserves every one of the ten stars I am giving it."
- Weathered Music (CA)
"I've been listening for a couple of albums, and I'm not sure I totally understand. But I recognize wonderment when I hear it. White delivers the goods once again."
- Aiding & Abetting
"An exquisite pop rock work ... Class and elegance in abundance."
-Mi Tocadiscos Dual (Spain)
"An overwhelmingly beautiful record."
- Sweet Sweet Music Blog (Netherlands)
"There’s something very Bowie about Ward White. His delicate yet forceful delivery defies easy categorization. 'The Tender Age' is full of sophisticated tunes... the organ and lead guitar work are fabulous."
-Poprock Record (CA)
"(David Bowie and Bryan Ferry) are useful touchstones for approaching the music of Ward White. The vivid imagery of his songwriting introduces interesting, compelling characters and mental landscapes."
- Bill Kopp, Musoscribe