• Record Label: Spin Art
  • Release Date: Sep 13, 2005
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Alternative Press
    80
    What Apollo Sunshine may lack in cohesion, it more than makes up for in spirit. [Nov 2005, p.218]
  2. The band parlays its tuneful edification into an experimental collage, bouncing between art school rock, guitar-heavy psychedelia and keyboard hippiedom, yet interconnected by lyrics that are both shrewd and satisfying.
  3. Magnet
    80
    Traversing this much musical terrain without a hitch is reason to believe it's showtime for the Apollo. [#69, p.86]
  4. There are great stand-alone songs here, like the 1960s-at-78-rpm sugar rush of "Eyes", but Apollo Sunshine is best listened to in a full dose and appreciated in all its messy glory.
  5. While their recorded output has still not quite caught up to their prowess as a live band, that moment is likely right around the corner; in the meantime, this album is more than good enough to make that wait worthwhile.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. LindaM
    Sep 30, 2006
    9
    Excellent, proficient rock. Apollo Sunshine seamlessly rip through a range of rock styles, without ever sacrificing melody, hooks, and pure Excellent, proficient rock. Apollo Sunshine seamlessly rip through a range of rock styles, without ever sacrificing melody, hooks, and pure energy.I have no doubt that they will be huge. Full Review »
  2. ChrisC
    Mar 28, 2006
    8
    One of the best live performances I've ever seen. Record is really catching on as well.
  3. BahausC
    Jan 17, 2006
    3
    Not even the best local Boston band. I cannot explain to you how confused I am that people actually enjoy their music.