USA Today (1 June) Elysa Garner gives Liars ( * * * ) concluding that "Not every whole track measures up to its parts; several bring to mind an inventive author in need of a good editor. Still, at a time when young artists are encouraged to subscribe to neat formulas, Rundgren continues to prove that the road to longevity can be paved with intriguing twists and turns"
The Age (28 May) Jeff Glorfeld gives Liars (****). He says "His latest record circles back on much of what he's established as his sound, while also turning away from much of his legacy. From one of the great string-benders, there's almost no guitar here. It's mostly an electronic keyboard album yet is full of organic human warmth, all supplied by Rundgren's remarkable voice. It's like he's gone back to his Philadelphia blue-eyed soul roots, liberally sprinkled with funky '70s disco grooves".