Hot Robots have everything that’s eternally young and exciting about Power Pop, from the buzzing guitars and gooey backing vocals of British '77-era punk to the rough-around-the-edges charms that gave every band from Big Star to The Replacements their bite.
- Matt Schild, A.V. Club
Lots of bands try to do exactly what Hot Robots already do extremely well — that is, write solid, hooky, intelligent pop music. Remember in Valley Girl, when Randy (Nicolas Cage) goes to see the Plimsouls and rocks out to an actual band, one that has soul and verve instead of one of those tepid, movie-only creations? Hot Robots are like that, in that it's easy to get excited about them and there's no acting involved.
- Tom Murphy, Denver Westword
In tribute of the finest traditions of Rock, Hot Robots combine the rough & tumble energy of Garage, the melodies and hooks of Power Pop, and the defiance & rebellion of Punk to deliver impassioned songs from the working class. Hot Robots aren’t reinventing the wheel… Hot Robots are putting the wheel to work. Weren’t the guitar, bass, and drums invented for this very reason?
– Chazz Obbligato, 2012