Apollo Sunshine

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  • Summary: The second album from the Boston-based band was produced by Brian McTear (Matt Pond PA).
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. Magnet
    80
    Traversing this much musical terrain without a hitch is reason to believe it's showtime for the Apollo. [#69, p.86]
  3. 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.
  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.
  6. But it's in the repeated listens that Apollo Sunshine begins to slip into place. Once the ear is ready for the stylistic differences, you can put aside your surprise and start listening for the individual pieces, and that's where the magic of the band continues to show itself.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. SusanL
    Dec 19, 2005
    10
    This cd gets better each time I listen to it. It's spirit is contagious. Apollo Sunshine definitly has got what it takes to hit it big. This cd gets better each time I listen to it. It's spirit is contagious. Apollo Sunshine definitly has got what it takes to hit it big. Talented, risky and not afraid to feel. Sam Cohen's guitar playing is some of the best that I've heard. Collapse
  2. LanceL
    Jan 4, 2006
    10
    Every song is excellent. A great CD to listen all the way through over and over.
  3. marcb
    Dec 19, 2005
    9
    this record shows a rare combination of adventurous thinking this album reflects a rare combination of edgy creativity and lyrical this record shows a rare combination of adventurous thinking this album reflects a rare combination of edgy creativity and lyrical romanticism. apollo sunshine has grown enourmously since their first release. they are one of the few young bands out there that makes you want to dream and dance during the same song. Expand
  4. 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. Expand
  5. ridgeb
    Jan 1, 2006
    8
    spectacular new rock from these talented Berklee grads see them live for full appreciation
  6. ChrisC
    Mar 28, 2006
    8
    One of the best live performances I've ever seen. Record is really catching on as well.
  7. 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.