"Anyone who has ever played a Mario game will appreciate the hilarious video, and if you’re a devoted fan you’ll love it."
"Bob-Omb": A Super Mario Grenade Parody (10/2/2011 - TripleBeard.com)
"Insane Ian similarly puts a Gaga-esque spin on a delightfully danceable version of oft overlooked In 3-D classic “That Boy Could Dance,”..."
Review: Twenty Six and a Half is a Remarkable Weird Al Tribute (7/14/2011 - Wired)
"Others play with Al’s formula, altering his songs to make them sound like the products of other artists. This site’s already covered the brilliant Gaga-style “That Boy Could Dance” from Insane Ian..."
Review: Various Artists, 'Twenty-Six and a Half' (6/14/2011 - CoverMESongs)
"This past month at Balticon 45, I had the pleasure of seeing Insane Ian perform live. In short form, he's a video game-oriented variation on Weird Al and Spike Jones. The clever lyrics and game terminology won me over and I purchased his disc, Fairly EPic."
Special Review: Insane Ian's Fairly EPic (6/4/2011 - suite101)
"Our first listen indicates we’re in for a treat."
"Ian nails the Gaga production aesthetic..."
Insane Ian Turns Weird Al B-Side Into Lady GaGa Anthem (6/2/2011 - CoverMeSongs)
"Meet Insane Ian, who, thanks to his hilarious parody of Grenade by Bruno Mars, has become the latest music star to emerge from YouTube"
Insane Ian takes the internet by storm... (4/27/2011 - First News Children's Newspaper)
"This man is a god, and must be worshipped as such."
Insane Ian takes on Bruno Mars (4/27/2011 - All those horrible things)
"...making listeners want to catch their own grenades just a little bit less."
Super Mario Parody Song of the Day (4/23/2011 - The Daily What: Geek)
"Insane Ian -- a geeky gamer answer to Weird Al -- has put out a new Mario-themed video. Ian's song 'Bob-Omb' is a Nintendo-fied spoof of Bruno Mars' 'Grenade,' starring Ian as Mario."
Insane Ian Parodies Bruno Mars' 'Grenade' with 'Bob-Omb' Video (4/22/2011 - URLesque)
"[...T]his is Insane Ian's "Bob-Omb," a parody of Bruno Mars' "Grenade," and it's really, really good. It's a nearly shot-for-shot remake with Mario themes, the singer actually sounds a lot like Bruno Mars (but slightly less like a total p*ssy)..."
Bob-Omb: Greatest Video Game Music Video of the Year (4/19/2011 - Aggrogate)
"...the guy who's an even-geekier heir to the Weird Al throne..."
Insane Ian Seeks Kickstarter Funding To Finish Awesome Music Videos (4/4/2011 - URLesque)
"4out of 5. Overall, this is a phenomenal album that shows that comedy music isn’t stale, but quite the opposite: it’s alive, it’s clever, and it’s in your face."
Album Review: Insane Ian's The Last Arcade (11/9/2010 - Nerdy Show)
"The Last Arcade, his latest full-length, relies on the hook-heavy nature of tracks lampooning everyone from The Beatles (opener "House") to the Black Eyed Peas ("Autotune") to catch the attention of the listener, but it's often his unique originals that prove most satisfying. Sure "Use Some Money" (a Kings of Leon take-off) and Barenaked Ladies-inspired "If I Had a Rocket Launcher" are perfect sarcastic-pop nuggets, but "Marry'd Life," Ian's own hilariously soulful meditation on modern coupling, shows an even higher level of artistry."
Funny is as Funny Does (9/17/2010 - Hipster, Please)
"I was honestly impressed with n3rds0ngs, Ian’s first release. It had several songs that straight up jumped out at me as tracks I thoroughly enjoyed, including the nerdtacular Death Star, the jaw-droppingly impressive Saving the World As We Know It (Mondays at Nine), and Guitar Hero..."
"n3rds0ngs is a good indicator of Ian’s talent[...]He’s got great concepts and fun songs, and I think there’s a lot to expect in the coming years from Ian.
I recommend purchasing n3rds0ngs. It’s a good snapshot of what to expect of contemporary comedy music, and something tells me this is a guy who’s entire discography you will one day want."
Album Review: "n3rds0ngs" (11/16/2009 - Nerdapalooza Blog)
“[The] production [on "n3rds0ngs"] is great...interesting subject matter. ...One of very few people in comedy music who can get up there into Robert Plant territory."
Dr Demento - Legendary Comedy Music Radio Host
“[n3rds0ngs has]…Really nifty geeky-type music!”
– Devo Spice (on Manic Mondays, Episode 201, March 16, 2009)
“’n3rds0ngs’ is a great collection of comedy music for geeky pop-culture addicts like myself. Insane Ian is really making a name for himself in the underground niche genre of funny music.”
– the great Luke Ski.
“After seeing Insane Ian perform at Marscon 2009, I decided to get his first full length album, n3rds0ngs. I know of at least 8 tracks from the CD which will definitely be played on my show sometime in the near future.”
–Ken “Madman On The Loose” Sherlock, DementiaRadio DJ.