“Representing pop-rock music at its most catchy, dynamic, and engaging, this album makes for an extremely enjoyable listen. Mike Daly’s pleasant voice and thoughtful to-the-point songwriting make for a strong and winning double whammy. The tuneful arragements likewise hit the harmonic spot, with the steady forward-ho drums, bouncy guitar riffs, and neatly percolating basslines all coming through just as clear and pretty as a bell. Better still, there’s a lovely upbeat and positive sensibility evident from start to finish which gives the music a teeming surplus of charm and heart. An excellent album.” — Jersey Beat, Weehawken, NJ.
“Mike Daly & The Planets are a hard-working blue-collar rock’n’roll band from the swamps of New Jersey whose new single, ‘Never Too Late,’ is available at Amazon, iTunes and most everywhere digital music is sold or streamed. Daly has an Elvis Costello/John Lennon kind of voice and a knack for arrangement and production that puts his product atop most local phenomenons.” — Goldmine, Iola, Wisconsin.
“… (‘Never Too Late’) is a track whose hook makes it almost an instant timeless classic.” — 24Our Music, Montreal.
“… Daly’s latest single ‘Never Too Late’ is a fun piece of two-minute Beatle-esque melodrama (of the Lennon variety, please!), loaded with lush strings and gorgeous harmonies. … Coming out in a full two-minute torrent of head-boppin’ full-force, ‘Never Too Late’ is a perfect appetizer for whatever Daly and crew have coming down the road, be it another single or, c’mon, let’s get on it, a full LP.” — Red Dirt Report, Oklahoma City.
“I’m hoping for a full length album from the excellent Mike Daly And The Planets. The Ex Lead Singer of New Jersey Power Poppers, Every Damn Day has followed up the splendid EP, The Cosmic Adventures Of ManBoy with a new single. Never Too Late was originally written for the CBS Comedy Drama, That’s Life. It’s poptastic and here’s hoping the full length album appears soon.” I Don’t Hear A Single, Burtonwood, Warrington, Cheshire, England.
“Four songs. 13 minutes. All muscle. Not a second of fat.” — The Aquarian Weekly, Little Falls, New Jersey.
“‘Kill A Clown’ by Mike Daly & The Planets is a delicious slice of power pop out of New Jersey with chunky guitars and perfecto vocals … Complete with kazoo break and gunshot, it’s a visceral blast of goodtimey violence.” — Atlas Jams, Mount Dora, Florida.
“(‘Broken’ is) a driving track of blues-rock fit to crank up and immensely enjoy.” — The Aquarian Weekly.
“Mike Daly and the Planets explore hard rock’s roots on the blistering ‘Broken.’ Vocal delivery is impeccable as the lyrics sound like the ode to a life lived fully, for better and worse. Absolutely brimming with energy, the song is a force of nature.” — Beach Sloth, Nyack, NY.
“The title is ‘Broken,’ but it might as well be Fuzzy Guitar and Gnarly Vocals. The guitar(s) dominate this tune. The Planets employ an effective droning technique that keeps the listener’s mind occupied. This is enhanced by a grizzly, gravelly voice and rhyming lyrics. The entire package is accentuated with dueling guitar licks that just make me smile. This is absolutely worth a listen.” — Top40 Charts, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.
“… Old school alt. rock in the tradition of Elvis Costello.” — Lagniappe, Mobile, Alabama.
“An EP released last year contains four tracks of straight-ahead rock with live-in-the-garage energy.” — The Press Register/al.com, Mobile, Alabama
“‘Kill A Clown (No, Not Really)’ has a catchy, guitar-driven arrangement reminiscent of Webb Wilder or possibly ZZ Top, along with some exuberant backup vocals. It’s filled with funny lyrics about offing people with fake red noses …” — Broken Hearted Toy, Chicago.