“On the Way to the Punchline presents listeners to ability to take a glimpse into the gratifying times of 90s indie rock. And with the album’s songs being tight and short, it keeps the clarity and focus that the band strives for.”
Tommy Johnson - DaytonMostMetro [http://www.mostmetro.com/music/on-the-way-to-the-punchline-gives-smug-brothers-boost-for-2014.html]
“As prolific as the band is, “Punchline” feels concise and considered with 12 songs clocking in just over 34 minutes, which befits Melton’s generally restrained style. Just as it should be.”
John Wenzel - Reverb [Denver Post; www.heyreverb.com/blog/2012/10/23/robert-pollard-smug-brothers-and-motel-beds-dayton-rises-record-reviews/55748/]
“With their stellar new album, On The Way To The Punchline, Dayton’s Smug Brothers prove once again that they belong in the Gem City’s hallowed halls of lo-fi indie rock.”
Justin Kreitzer - Atlas and the Anchor [http://www.atlasandtheanchor.com/2014/02/free-friday-smug-brothers-on-way-to.html]
"The overall tone of On the Way to the Punchline is a bit more melancholy and weary/wary of the world than their past releases....Smug Brothers delivered the rock and then some."
Daniel Taylor - The Fire Note [http://thefirenote.com/2014/02/26/smug-brothers-on-the-way-to-the-punchline-album-review]