Entertainment Weekly - p.78
"[T]hese pieces - by turns jovial, haunting, and chilling - form an unforgettable mosaic of anxious Americana." - Grade: B
Dirty Linen - p.55
"ATOMIC PLATTERS is one of the best-conceived and most enjoyable boxes in the entire Bear Family catalog....It certainly brings back the fear, foolishness and out-and-out madness of the ear..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1164 stars out of 5
-- "Spanning country, R&B, rock'n'roll, doo wop and rockabilly this box shows the fertility of American music at a deadly time."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.794 stars out of 5
-- "[I]t collects together rock'n'roll, R&B, soul, hillbilly music and pop, either warning us of the fearful dangers of Communism and genuine threat of atomic war, or more playfully using The Bomb and Commie-baiting as teenage metaphors..."
Uncut (magazine) - p.1105 stars out of 5
-- "Over 100 songs, ranging from The Louvin Brothers to Bo Diddley address the post-war stand-off between America and the USSR."