Press

"Steven Wright-Mark sure loves the big riff. “I Wanna” and “On Your Turntable” is lead by dominant riffs that would be comfortable on a classic Matthew Sweet album. Especially sweet is the layered vocals of “Almost Summer” it echos of Cheap Trick and The Posies. “That Star” is a fuzzy guitar grower, about his dreams of pop star greatness. Talent this good isn’t easily restrained so crank up the volume and enjoy it.”
Power Popaholic

“NYC's Steven Wright-Mark is back with his first release since 2008's Sideshow Freak, and he picks right up where he left off with his Matthew Sweet-meets-Elvis Costello blend of singer-songwriter pop. "I Wanna" bolts out of the gate with a swagger that's both mission statement and an electric power pop number, "Almost Summer" channels Fountains of Wayne, and Wright-Mark shows off his sardonic sense of humor with "My Friends Are Trash". Elsewhere, "Lean" sounds like a lost Tommy Keene classic, and closer "Your Name" might be the best pure pop on the album. It's Steven Wright-Mark's plastic world, and we're all living in it.”
Absolute Powerpop

“I am a complete sucker for high-quality power pop, so my discovery of Steven Wright-Mark a year or two ago was a very happy moment for me. If your patrons go for crunchy guitars, soaring melodies and swooningly pretty harmonies, then coming across this (his third album) will be a happy moment for them too. Hand-sell it to anyone wearing a Cheap Trick t-shirt.”
Rick Anderson - CD Hotlist

“If you're a fan of the sweet lyrical hooks of power pop powered by amazing guitar riffs and changes you don't see coming, My Plastic World will score well in your real world. The entire CD is a home run, and is easily one of the top three CDs I've heard in 2012.”
Eriz Broz - Just Another Crappy Opinionated Music Blog

“Sideshow Freak opens with a few bars of a calliope before guitars crash into a Foo Fighter/Simple Minds-like pop masterpiece. Hook-filled, deceptively simple tunes, like "Choirboy," grab the imagination and wash away the sour taste of a bad day.”
Lyn Dunagan - Caught In The Carousel

“Influences include Jellyfish, The Cars, The Beatles, Matthew Sweet, Fountains Of Wayne, distortion pedals, hand claps, unrequited love, and scorching guitar solos. Dedicated to adding fuzzy guitar riffs and tongue-in-cheek lyrics to the almighty powerpop.”
75 or Less

“Toss in some Beatles, a handful of Cheap Trick, a dash of David Bowie, a pinch of Teenage Fanclub, two parts Matthew Sweet, a tablespoon of The Posies, a 1/2 cup of Jellyfish…and I am now enjoying a healthy serving of Sideshow Freak, the new opus from Steven Wright-Mark.”
Rock Sellout

“Perfect nuggets of crunchy-sweet goodness, even more impressive as he sings and plays all instruments on this fantastic album. If you remember the Smithereens, the dBs with fondness, or wish the Rubinoos had more muscle, if you love singing harmonies in the car, this disc is for you.”
CD Hotlist

“Steven Wright-Mark has it down to what seems like a science. His music is like throwing a handful of my favorite CDs against the wall, taking the largest bits that remain and constructing something beautiful from the aftermath.”
Rock Sellout

“Hits all the power pop sweet spots with a sound reminiscent of Matthew Sweet combined with Elvis Costello. Standouts include "Change", "Baby's Coming Home", "Because of You" and "The Real You",”
Absolute Powerpop

“Immediately fell in love with his music-perhaps you will too. He is another artist that does all the writing, producing, and playing of all the instruments. If you like Jellyfish, I think you'll enjoy his work.”
MOG