“Wooden Cave -- easily one of the best, if not the best album of this horrifying year so far...Matt Longo isn't immune to the horrors of the world, but he knows how to wrap them up in gorgeous, lush, sophisticated songs.”
- Chris Ingalls, PopMatters (9/10)
“That Thin Lear album is amazing.” - Robin Hilton, NPR Music's New Music Friday
"Wooden Cave is on par with the albums that inspired it: Leonard Cohen's dark backroom soliloquies and the more bittersweet moments of Harry Nilsson's drifty pop. It's a fantastic debut with songs that would be just as strong played alone on a piano as they are in their complexly arranged forms." - Fred Thomas, AllMusic (★★★★)
"...a well-crafted set of orchestral pop...a lush sound...with often-dark lyrics of alienation and self-destruction."
- Don Yates, KEXP
"A warm, rich, and intimate chamber pop album that revolves around life, love, death, and dreams."
- Jen Dan, The Big Takeover
"...sophisticated rock music tempered with soaring chamber pop accents and an undeniable gift for melody."
-Jes Skolnik, Bandcamp's New & Noteworthy
"Immensely satisfying." - American Songwriter
"Beautifully elegant." - GoldFlakePaint
"...a master of his craft." - Earmilk