The wild-eyed, mighty-voiced Ms. Mas is part of the current music revitalization taking place on Bleecker St... Mas's vocals are sometimes pure raw power and forceful phrasing not unlike Patti Smith's, and at times as sweetly melodic and finely cultivated as Joni Mitchell... Mas is 22 years old; her training is operatic, but rock has always been her soul. Watch that soul take flight.” - Pat Wadsley

— WEEKLY SOHO NEWS (10-5-78)

...Carolyne Mas is a gutsy, punkish singer with a Modigliani face and eyes that speak as loudly as her voice. There's a touch of Lou Reed in her manner and a great sense of dynamic control to her performance.” - Ira Mayer

— NEW YORK POST (1-79)

...Carolyne Mas is a pint-size Geraldine Chaplin lookalike with flashing gypsy eyes, English mod-SoHo contemporary threads, a high energy quotient and an attachment to her electric guitar, on which she plays rhythm--with a vengence.” - Linda Solomon

— THE NEWS WORLD (1-22-79)

...Carolyne Mas is a rock and roll singer/songwriter, the kind that it wasn't acceptable for a woman to be ten years ago, or even five. Buoyant, upbeat, with no trace of the 'vulnerable, pity-me' persona that for so long has been the public appearance (and often, the private reality) of women in rock. She is neither freak nor revolutionary, in her own opinion and in view of the audience. She is a musician, someone who has as much right to that occupation as any of the boys.” - Penelope Ross

— OMEGA ONE (2-16-79)

Carolyne Mas... seems made to order for a successful rock career. She is a compelling and versatile singer. She writes clever, personal songs that use basic rock-and-roll elements in fresh ways... The idiom of her songs is close to Bruce Springsteen's, but they are a woman's songs, and at their best they convey a particular feminine sensibility with a tough, resilient wit and charm. Her singing is powerful without being overbearing and she knows how to drive a band on rhythm guitar.” - Robert Palmer

— THE NEW YORK TIMES (2-22-79)

Mas is everything the critics say she is, and possibly a little bit more... The waif-like Mas cuts an engaging figure onstage in her black and white attire, and sports a hat that would make Tom Waits proud. Despite her sunny disposition and the ebullience of her music, she sings most compellingly about broken hearts, faithless love and the absolute necessity of trusting your own instincts.” - David McGee & Barry Taylor

— RECORD WORLD (3-24-79)

...Mas cooked up a tune called 'Quote Goodbye Quote' that bids fair to become a classic evocation of the romantic kiss-off. Mas sings it with a distinctive wit... Mas' songs vary from reveries to roughhouse declamations without missing a beat, and if she keeps up this pace she may be dogging Randy Newman's tracks in a few years.” - Jay Cocks

— TIME (1-21-80)

Mas is the rock world's best kept secret. Onstage, she is as explosive as a 20 megaton bomb, with a voice that can send shivers running through your body.” - Ed Harrison

— BILLBOARD (3-8-80)

Mas bounds about the stage like no wimpy little sex goddess we've ever seen.”

— US (11-11-80)

For me, the evening's highlight was Carolyne Mas... just seeing someone as glad to be back on stage as she was tonight is nothing short of inspiring... But Mas's attitude toward the past was evident in her demeanor tonight: forget the bitterness, forget the pain, just come out swinging. And so she did, outrocking anyone else crossing the stage this evening...” - Paul Bobny

— THE AQUARIAN (1-1-86)