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|The Apples In Stereo|
Tone Soul Evolution
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Part of the Elephant Six collective of psychedelic pop bands (they were high school chums with The Olivia Tremor Control and Neutral Milk Hotel in their hometown of Ruston, LA), the now-Denver-based Apples In Stereo run wi... more »
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Part of the Elephant Six collective of psychedelic pop bands (they were high school chums with The Olivia Tremor Control and Neutral Milk Hotel in their hometown of Ruston, LA), the now-Denver-based Apples In Stereo run wild with their Beach Boys/Pet Sounds fixation on their splendid second album. Guitarist/vocalist Robert Schneider is the key auteur here, crafting a winning set of strange but melodic tunes. Drummer Hilarie [stet] Sidney also gets props for contributing to the irresistible harmonies. (Witness the big, orchestral/vocal build-up at the end of "Silver Chain.")Jim Derogatis
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Way more than just retro jangle pop
Robert Felberg | Southbury, CT United States | 04/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not sure how someone can call this "pseudo-60's crud." Dude, listen with your good ear! This album has so much going more going for it. Take opener "Seems So" is a wonderful look at a guy trying to explain an unusual phenomenon. A few listens and you finding yourself joining in his mystery. Yup-jangle-pop-catchy chorus-power pop, but The Beach Boys? Not in the few tracks, at least. Think more Badfinger. Personal is "About Your Fame," an mainly acoustic effort discussing a friend's changes.
Okay a touch of Beach Boys here. "Silver Chain," "Tin Pan Alley," and album ending delight "Coda" are worth the price of admission. Don't miss this one."