- L.A. Reader
"...McDermott’s youth and ability endow him with a world of potential."
- Yellow Pills
"...heavily influenced by the new wave slants of Joe Jackson, Squeeze and Split Enz."
"...their catchy and well-played pop songs are as cheerful as a bear in a trash can."
- L.A. Weekly
"...Nickel ...who without much fanfare released one of '97's best CDs..."
- Dan Rockwell / Poptopia