"...MARKED FOR DEATH is exceedingly well-crafted in all aspects..." Los Angeles Times "An above average action flick that hits its quota of blood, brawls (and) stunts..."Premiere
"...Non-stop action..." USA Today "...In all aspects, RAPID FIRE is a handsome, quality production anchored by solid performances right down the line..." Los Angeles Times
Rolling Stone (9/7/95, p.72) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Instead of reciting the hits in the manner of most country acts, Yoakam and band hit harder and go deeper in concert, attacking with a recklessness that recognizes no distinction between honkytonk spirit and rock & roll attitude..."Q (9/95, p.122) - 3 Stars - Good - "...He has a hard, dry grip on the honky-tonk traditions that others looked in danger of forgetting. And from the sound of this album, he is not letting go..."NME (Magazine) (7/15/95, p.49) - 6 (out of 10) - "...a reminder of his sparky style as he reads from the songbooks of Buck Owens and Elvis and lets rip with a Kentucky yodel or two..."
Q (7/93, p.115) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Kentucky-born Dwight Yoakam is still the best PR man that Buck Owens never had...[the album] established him not only as the man with the immovable hat but as a genuine country singer with the potential to cross into the rock arena..."
Uncut (p.138) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Spiritual heir to Gram Parsons, Yoakam was a similarly-transplanted southerner who fetched up on Los Angeles, riding the tip of the early-'80s new country swell."Dirty Linen (pp.51-2) - "[A] nifty set of recordings that Yoakam contributed over the years to tribute albums..."
Entertainment Weekly (4/26/96, p.59) - "...For a guy who's never relied much on emotion, Strait finally sounds like he's living his lyrics." - Rating: AQ (8/96, p.128) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Tuneful like Garth Brooks but a little more down-home,...and equally capable of being melancholic like Dwight Yokum,...Strait is your country all rounder....when it comes to manly melancholia, country fans still have no need of Morrissey."
Entertainment Weekly (3/19/99, p.107) - "...imagine Wanda Jackson jamming with Dwight Yoakam in San Antonio....a dozen years into her solo career, she finally finds the right mix of alternative and mainstream country, boogie, blues, and Cal-Tex attitude." - Rating: B+Q (7/99, p.115) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...she sounds more than ever like the very person to successfully adapt Lone Star State dance hall swing into the modern era....This girl has the whole package. Just add airplay and she'll get the stardom she deserves."Dirty Linen (6-7/99, p.89) - "...These songs bounce, scoot, slide and waltz across any hardwood floor, and they do it with real human passion and compassion....provides a solid foundation for Flore's vocal hustle."
Spin (p.58) - Ranked #6 in Spin's "The 10 Best Reissues of 2006"No Depression (p.101) - "ROCKIN' BONES offers a first-rate look into the wild, wondrous, sometimes wacky world of rockabilly in all its raw, mangy glory."