One of the most riveting stage presences of the past 30 years, the secret about Cervenka was always her total love of American roots music too, and the way her voice could curl the soul from a hundred yards away.
— Sonic Boomers
As overused and undervalued as the term 'punk rock legend' is, there is no more succinct phrase to describe Exene Cervenka. Because if anyone is a punk-rock legend, it is Cervenka.
— Metro Pulse
She's responsible for making some of the most influential music in rock and roll history.
— Dallas Observer
Cervenka may be strumming sweet, unassuming melodies on an acoustic guitar, but even in a polar-opposite genre, her flinty, honest voice shoots into your head with cold truth, bitterness, and a touch of playful sarcasm.
— BUST Magazine
With her eclectic, thrift store-haunting style — part silent-era movie queen, part art-school urchin — Exene Cervenka has always been one to collage disparate eras and styles. Her voice is itself a kind of craft object: modest, simple, unadorned. You wouldn't call it a girl's voice, but it's anything but gnarled with the passage of time. Rather, Cervenka's voice has an old-soul quality, one that harkens back to a tradition of American folk.
— Los Angeles Times