New Magnetic Wonder - The Apples In Stereo
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  • Summary: The sixth album for the Robert Schneider-led indie-pop band is packed with 24 songs (although a dozen of them are brief instrumental segues).
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Each of its 24 tracks snaps and crackles with Schneider's sugary, peerless pop. [16 Feb 2007, p.76]
  2. 82
    Apples' Robert Schneider has continued to hack away at the ins-and-outs of the most perfect psychedelic pop formations ever, and New Magnetic Wonder offers proof.
  3. This album heralds a return to form for the Apples in Stereo, and its densely layered sound utilizes so many tracks of instrumentation that it would have made the young [Brian] Wilson weep with envy.
  4. New Magnetic Wonder’s high points are in its more quirky and musically ambitious moments.
  5. Those disappointed with Velocity’s, raw, live sound, will see this album as a return to form. Those that dug its easily digestible garage rock will, in turn, view New Magnetic Wonder as a step forward.
  6. 70
    New Magnetic Wonder cloaks itself in a glow of irrelevancy. But beneath, Schneider's gooey power-pop thrives. [Jan/Feb 2007, p.76]
  7. On this album, Schneider seems a bit torn between his task as a hook-writing pop musician and a seeming urge to rock a bit harder, with the added burden of being unable to put his toys down when he should.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21