“Christmas Time Again is what you might call a sure thing, so go out and get it.” –

 “Smalltown Poets is making Christmas come alive again. ” – Interview with Hallel’s.

“Smalltown Poets have done it again. Don’t you dare miss this one. Together with the first release, it solidifies Smalltown Poets as one of the strongest forces to be reckoned with in the Christmas Music rodeo.” –

“The title track is an instant classic that deserves major radio play…evoking the holiday perfectly. Even if you don’t like holiday music, this song will just melt you. ” –

“Smalltown Poets…offer up yet another stellar Christmas offering…” –

“Smalltown Poets add their own unique sonic layers to the familiar song foundations you’ve known for years.” –

“One of the most pleasant Christmas surprise full albums of the year…” – 365 Days of Inspiring Media

“A worthy addition to a thankfully still-growing body of work” –

Smalltown Poets artfully bring timelessness and freshness to Christmas with Christmas Time Again. – RK



“If you’re looking for an album of songs to brighten up your holiday, look no further than ‘Smalltown Poets Christmas.'” –

“Good Christian Men Rejoice” among Billboard’s Top 30 Christian songs during 2011 Christmas season.

Radar Radio’s best Christmas albums of 2011.

“The record as a whole stands out amidst the wide range of other Christmas releases this year.”

“From beginning to end, this is a superior album by any standard…thank you, Smalltown Poets, for bringing Christmas its soul back.”-AlbumDuJour

“Smalltown Poets Christmas is a remarkable project and a superb return of an iconic CCM group.”

“If the Christmas carols have become stale to you, this record will bring them back to life for you and closer to your heart again”-Furf

“The Christmas album rocks.” (includes video interview)

“True to the band’s sound but awash in creativity, Smalltown Poets Christmas is everything you want in a Christmas album …One thing is certain: this album is a great new beginning.”



CCM feature article, November 2012 article

“With lead singer Michael Johnston’s unique tenor vocals and a sweet, pop/rock sound, Under the New Sun gives listeners a great taste of what they’ve been missing and leaves them looking forward to what’s coming next from the band.”

“It’s a fun album that is very consistent with the good old days of Smalltown Poets and Listen Closely.” interview Part 1 interview Part 2

“Under the New Sun is a refreshing sound in today’s market and proves that pop music doesn’t have to be unoriginal.”

“This 90’s rock band is back better than ever.”-Christian Music Zine

“To all of you out there who just want some really great music, Under The New Sun comes with my highest recommendation, and I think we should all look forward to the next thing!”-AlbumDuJour

Louder Than The Music – album review

Louder Than The Music – interview

Alpha Omega News – album review

 Musica Cristiana Moderna

SevenFM – Dutch website