Marnie Stern’s hyperactive finger-tapping guitar technique is flashy and impressive when taken at face value, but her records are memorable because they’re more about earnest expression than technical demonstration.” – Pitchfork

There’s no end of forward-thinking fun here.” – The Guardian

Marnie Stern proves that no matter how she packages her talents, Stern sounds only like herself.” – AV Club

This Is It And I Am It And You Are It And So Is That And He Is It And She Is It And It Is It And That Is That, down to its mouthful of a title, is a fearless album, brought to fruition by a desire to push boundaries and explore sound.” – No Ripcord

Mathy, but hyper melodic, it packs more ideas into forty minutes than most releases that are much longer. Stern has clearly side-stepped the sophomore slump.” – Almost Cool

Yes! It’s hard to muster a more nuanced response to Marnie Stern, a previously obscure shredder and yawper who has just released the year’s most exciting rock ’n’ roll album.” – New York Times

“The most fascinating racket we might hear in 2007 comes from a virtuoso metalhead with the fashion sense of a soccer mom. Her name is Marnie Stern and she put on a dizzying show…the guitar-slinging Brooklynite’s excellent debut album, “In Advance of the Broken Arm,” landed in stores earlier that day — it’s a manic and mystifying affair, teeming with kiddie-friendly melodies and heavy-metal histrionics…enough to make your head spin, without making your head ache. The woman has chops…” – The Washington Post

Combine[s] utterly maddening complexity with candyfloss pop hooks.” – Uncut