Jeffreys effortlessly blows through his style catalog and shows that he’s lost none of the power or the social consciousness that made him the critic’s darling in the ’70s and beyond.  It’s rare enough for an artist to conjure up an album with the kind of power and personality to be considered a career-defining work, but Jeffreys has done just that with The King of In Between, an astonishing 40 years after he made his equally strong debut. - Brian Baker, Cincinnati City Beat

If there's a better record this year, I haven't heard it. Garland Jeffreys, who I once saw open for the Rolling Stones, is an old-school rocker with a timeless mind. His new album is an urban poet's masterpiece. - Steve Morse

Don’t wait: buy the record now and memorize it. Someone please submit this for Grammy consideration. It’s too good to be ignored. - Roger Friedman, showbiz411.com

This record is as good a classic roots rock record as you're going to hear from anybody this year. - Ann Powers, NPR "All Songs Considered," The Year's Best Music (So Far)

Jeffreys' cool, conversational delivery sounds more spry and hip than ever on "King." – Jim Farber, NY Daily News

He beats the odds by surpassing 1973's Garland Jeffreys, 1977's Ghost Writer, and all their lesser successors. - Robert Christgau, MSN Music

It’s quite possible that this commendable set could garner Jeffreys his first Grammy – or at the very least his first nomination. Whatever the case, it’s apparent that the venerable Jeffreys is quite comfortable sitting atop his throne of between. - okayplayer.com

If you aren't familiar with his music, well, the best compliment I can pay Jeffreys is to say that his newest album is as good an introduction to his excellence as the superb album that put him on the map, 1977's "Ghost Writer." There are quite a few mentions of mortality scattered throughout his new collection. In one song, Jeffreys says he doesn't want to die onstage with a microphone in his hand, but he makes it sound as though it might be a beautiful way to go. In every respect, he's not just artfully ambivalent; he's the king of in-between. - Ken Tucker, NPR "Fresh Air"

The collection is one of the more powerful albums I've ever heard from an artist this late in his career. - Dave DiMartino, Yahoo Music

The material is as uncannily fresh and forceful as the songs on his début record, from 1973. - The New Yorker

Even as the rides shut down, this New York rocker, returning from too long in exile, makes Coney's magic live. – USA Today

This is easily one of the five best, most moving, textured, and deep albums of guitar band rock I have heard in this century. - Danny Duncan Collum, U.S. Catholic

Ultimately what makes The King of In Between stand out is that Jeffreys takes on a host of heavy duty topics, from the current climate of the United States to mortality, mixes them up with his life story, his love affair with music, his love affair with New York, his love for his family, and combines and entwines them in such away that the dominant message of the album is not despair or fear, but life. – Muddy Water

Jeffreys proves that he remains a singer-songwriter of extraordinary soul and grace with King of In Between, a powerful song cycle artfully co-produced by Larry Campbell that finds Jeffreys sizing up the modern skyline on standout tracks like "Coney Island Winter," "I'm Alive" and "The Contortionist," which features some backing vocals by another enduring New York man, Lou Reed. Whether you know it or not, Garland Jeffreys is musical royalty, so all hail The King of In Between. - David Wild, Huffington Post

Jeffreys cut his teeth in New York City, and has been perfecting a vibrant blend of R&B, reggae, rock, blues and soul for some 40 years.  His latest album, “The King Of In-Between,” has received glowing notices, which is not surprising – throughout the collection, Jeffreys comes across with the force and passion of a man half his age. – Buffalo News

I’ve been a diehard Garland Jeffreys fan since I first heard “Wild In The Streets” a million years ago.  To simply say that I’m happy for his return with “The King Of In Between” would be a gross understatement.  This album builds upon the fire of classics like “Ghost Writer” and “One Eyed Jack” and finds Garland burning brightly with his unique brand of cross-cultural soul and rock. – Mike Marrone, Program DirectorThe Loft” SiriusXM Radio

What we like: King's rich, organic sound thanks to co-producer/multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell and mixer Roy Cicala (Dylan, Springsteen)...guest shots from Lou Reed, Duncan Sheik and Jeffrey's fourteen-year-old daughter Savannah... – directcurrentmusic.com