Zachary Houle for Pop Matters finds 'State' wanting:
"Unfortunately, State is an album that is cautionary only in how it shows that Todd Rundgren’s ego still sometimes gets the best of him, and is rather lacklustre and surprisingly dated, for all of the intent behind it to make it an up-to-the-moment sounding record …Thus, Rundgren is basically up to his old tricks in self-indulgence and, not only that, is profoundly repeating himself with State, despite some good intentions."
Back with British Newspapers, The Sun gives it 3.5 stars (out of 5) and says:
"Pop's mad inventor sits hidden away in his home studio recording his own way and sod what everyone else thinks. Indeed, Todd sounds like he doesn't even care if people buy it. But State is worth shelling out for, even though it's one of his most eccentric albums."
MTV looked back on Todd http://www.mtvhive.com/2013/04/10/todd-rundgren-producer/
Interview in Huffington Post blog http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-ragogna/ll-cool-j--brad-paisley-l_b_3049345.html