Reviews

 "McAlister's songs are interesting and wildly original, and his range of musical instruments and influences might make [Surplus Cheese] a guilty pleasure album..."   --  David A. Cobb - Splendid 

"Out of every piece of music I've ever heard or listened to, this man is a genius. The music not only has a danceable beat, but it really gets across a true message that speaks directly to the soul..."   -- Vanguard382 - iTunes

"Lyrically, this is fun as hell, as McAlister walks the line between personal anecdote and playful observation.  People who are comfortable with musical comparisons, you're on your own-- Blonde Afro has to be heard, not read about.  4.1 out of 5"  -- Sean Dennison, The Equal Ground

"This is great stuff. Some very pointed and insightful lyrics mixed in with a bit of techno, influenced by damn near everyone. You all really need to hear what this guy is doing."  --  Radio Mike - The Fevered Brain of Radio Mike

"Really bizarre, fresh, and worth listening to."  -- KFJC radio

"You'll never hear anything like this! It's odd, but so original that you just can't dislike it. You've got to wonder what goes through the mind of someone who would write something like this. Are they talented? Sure. Are they creative? Definitely. Are they sane? ..."   --  Michael - GarageBand 

"This is minimalism on a grand scale - tightly scored for the instruments, the texture strictly controlled by the choice of instruments playing at any given time. Immaculately simple, it's beautifully constructed and gets the message across to perfection."   --  
Woodstock Taylor - GarageBand

Honorable Mentions, Billboard World Song Contest and American Songwriter Lyrics Contest

 

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  • Dana

    Dana

    Do yourself a favor and listen to Scruff Love by Rick McAlister!

    Do yourself a favor and listen to Scruff Love by Rick McAlister!

  • Valerie

    Valerie

    Out All Night is cool!

    Out All Night is cool!

  • Matt

    Matt

    Guess who we're rocking out to? Love The Weekend!

    Guess who we're rocking out to? Love The Weekend!

  • Gabrielle

    Gabrielle

    The instrumentals are fantastic, and I absolutely adore the vocals!

    The instrumentals are fantastic, and I absolutely adore the vocals!

  • Sam

    Sam

    very original sounding music here

    very original sounding music here

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Unique direction and good songwriting!

    Unique direction and good songwriting!

  • George

    George

    I was listening to your album "Troubleshoot the moon" through bandcamp discover and I thought the songs were good!

    I was listening to your album "Troubleshoot the moon" through bandcamp discover and I thought the songs were good!

  • Matt Stevens

    Matt Stevens

    Like your music - great choice of timbre!

    Like your music - great choice of timbre!

  • Jodie

    Jodie

    We're listening to the CD now and LOVING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We're listening to the CD now and LOVING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RJC

    RJC

    Cool stuff, here -- I dig it!

    Cool stuff, here -- I dig it!