Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Songwriting and production throwbacks granted, the Apples send the repackage down a new stretch of road with full-throttle performances and the soon-to-be legendary pipes of singer Robert Schneider.
  2. Once in a while, a record will come out that's simply perfect... their finest record to date - pure, gleeful pop virtuosity.
  3. Lyrics swirl around sensibly and the formidable tunesmithing never goes down the drain.
  4. What's best about this album, and what makes it better than anything the Apples have yet to accomplish, is how it recalls the fact that in the '60s, pop was more desegregated than it is here in the age of narrowcasting... [Record of the Week pick]
  5. At once infectious and challenging, complex and direct, The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moone represents the new standard for those seeking to carry the torch lit by the Beatles and Beach Boys.
  6. A return to their early-'60s Beatlesque sound...
  7. 80
    Though the shadows of Wilson and Lennon/McCartney loom large over this latest psyche-pop platter, the Apples tap into a tradition of classic pop songwriting rather than merely plagiarising their ancestors.
  8. For, as derivative and daft as The Apples are, it's impossible, like a scowling adolescent laughing at the antics of his irritating kid brother, to hate them.
  9. 70
    Their playing is loaded with the confidence of established veterans.
  10. If The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone fails to find the Apples branching into James Brown territory, it's still the band's most diverse outing, and debatably their finest. Wisely jettisoning the noodly experiments that made Her Wallpaper Reverie seem much longer than it actually was, the Apples turn their focus squarely back on the catchy song, with a more pronounced feel for instrumental variety.
  11. A 12-song collection of ear candy so sweet as to give many listeners a toothache.
  12. 50
    For the first half of the album, this tested formula works as well as ever.... Moone runs out of flavor, however, when the Apples trade colorful and ebullient for derivative and listless.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Oct 10, 2014
    0
    Pop rubbish, don't waste your time. Not really deserving of a zero, but I have to bring that ridiculous user rating down. Some of the most highly-rated albums on this site are a joke. Full Review »
  2. PauloB
    Jan 25, 2007
    10
    Simply beautiful songs with catchy tunes and well arranged. They are no inventing nothing, but I don't care.
  3. Mary
    Feb 11, 2003
    10
    Awesome pop perfection.