PLAYGIRL MAGAZINE: 'Take Sujan Stevens, but discard the religious shell and full orchestra. Add a Simon, a Garfunkel, some Joshua Radin, and a harmonica for flavor. Now let it simmer in your mind for a minute, and if all goes well, it should come out like Reed KD... His indie spirit floats through his songs, the sound of which can transport you onto a cross-country Greyhound, staring out the window at miles of cornfields, or to a rainy Sunday afternoon spent beneath a cozy blanket.' MUSIC EMISSIONS: '...an angelic sweetness reminiscent of Paul Simon...' WEST COAST PERFORMER: 'The album's musical arrangements are obviously lovingly cultivated...' CAR AUDIO AND ELECTRONICS: '...heartbreaking melodies and surprisingly intricate guitar work.' ABSOLUTEPUNK.NET: '...If you like your music soft, thoughtful, and poetic, or simply are in the market for a nice break from the recycled music that often laces the three medias, I would suggest that you give The Ashes Bloom by Reed KD a few listens. With all features considered, Reed KD is one of the better bands you might not know of.'