'Subtle melodic underground pop. John Swamy is Happy Ashtray. Big Apple is a great album featuring Swamy's unique and intelligent slant on life. The tunes are clean from unnecessary clutter and feature wonderfully sincere melodies. Swamy's deep vocals are extraordinarily effective. While the compositions on this album possess slightly familiar qualities?we are hard pressed to come up with any obvious influences. Wonderfully fulfilling songs like 4 Times Daily, From the Inside (our favorite), Twinkle, and Where Are You? showcase a fresh new artist with an uncanny knack for writing timeless pop tunes. Recommended. Excellent.' - babysue.com March 2003.