"Badlands is a hearty Blues Rock album that's gleaming with gems. If You are hearing Lyn for the first time, the refined rhythm of opener 'Burned It Down' serves as the perfect hors d' oeuvre for the sumptuous banquet that lies ahead. This tune's flowing quality brings to life all the elements that make Lyn such an enduring prospect, like the classy rasp of her vocals and the simplicity of her guitar playing. The same vibe extends to the title track which stomps along nicely with an elegant funky riff. 'Muddy Water' heads down a slight Gospel/Bluegrass route with generous helpings of old-school slid before she unleashes her inner rocker with the hard-nosed 'Anything But Me'. It's soon back to mainstream Blues for 'I'm Running To You' and 'West to Bismarck', and these two songs once again highlight her imposing and distinctive vocal delivery.
The closer 'Goodnight Sweet Darling' took me straight back to that classic early Heart sound with its acoustic-led, mystical gypsy vibe. It's hands down the crowning glory on one of the most honest albums you'll hear all year."
- Brian Boyle, Fireworks Rock Metal Magazine
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“Jennifer Lyn proves that she will be a force to be reckoned with in the Blues Rock world with 'Badlands'. She's a gifted singer and guitarist who's also capable of digging deep from within as a songwriter.”
— Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes Magazine
“Female blues guitarists have long been an important part of the Blues-Rock world. You only have to think of ladies like Ana Popovic, Bonnie Raitt or Joanne Shaw Taylor to understand what I mean. And now we can also add Jennifer Lyn & The Groove Revival to that list.”
— Peter Marinus, Blues Magazine
“Minnesota-born and Nodak living, Jennifer Lyn mixes Bonnie Raitt-tinged vocals to ZZ-top boogie.””
— Jazz Weekly
“Her latest project, Badlands, is rich with soulful vocals and hot guitar licks.”
— Americana Rhythm Music Magazine