A few reviews for Little Wars:
"Like the high note that shatters wineglasses, some folk songs are perfectly pitched to break your heart. Mathieu Lavigne hits that note. . .the effect is devastating. . .And even when he's not jerking tears and shredding hearts, the Vancouver, BC singer-songwriter does a beautiful job with melody."
- Exclaim! Magazine
"The last name brings to mind a certain horrid pop troll, but Vancouver singer-songwriter Mathieu Lavigne’s downbeat guitar-and-vocals approach will please fans of Iron & Wine and Okkervil River. In other words, people with actual taste."
- The Georgia Straight
"Little Wars is a strong first effort that at times brings to mind the syrupy qualities of Will Oldham’s folk-country output mixed with the gruff stylings of Dan Mangan, but as a whole it is very much Lavigne. . .best suited for those rainy inside days when there is more time to soak in its lyrics and musical textures, of which there is plenty."
- Discorder Magazine
". . .Moving songwriting. . .genuinely touching."
- Leicester Bangs
"...There are elements of early Leonard Cohen throughout LITTLE WARS but the more relevant comparisons from today’s popstars would be Iron & Wine or perhaps Okkervil River as Mathieu also bares his soul in a very soft and contemplative manner."
- Maverick Magazine UK