Out of View - The History of Apple Pie
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Feb 15, 2013
    80
    n. Out of View is an impressive debut but, more than that, it's the sound of shoegaze and early-'90s guitar pop at its best.
  2. The band have taken their influences with their own abilities and made an album that is as accessible as it is excitable, and seems set to capture the hearts and imaginations of young lovers everywhere.
  3. Mar 6, 2013
    70
    Out of View already channels a good bit of chaos in with its summer afternoon melodies, now after only a couple of years of experimentation.
  4. 70
    It's a cache of catchy flavors, the sort of bubble gum sticky shit that you can't help but chew repeatedly, and it's made satisfactory through the brilliant self-production.
  5. Jan 28, 2013
    60
    The music frequently bludgeons the listener into wondering why the song wasn't cut dead about three minutes ago.
  6. Jan 29, 2013
    80
    Whether you came of age in the '90s or were just born then, the History of Apple Pie have what you need.
  7. Feb 1, 2013
    80
    You don’t often have to wait as long for debut albums, but by taking their time and perfecting their first full length release, THOAP have created something truly memorable.
  8. 70
    Out Of View, engineered by The Horrors' Josh Hayward, is noisy, irreverent fun.
  9. Feb 21, 2013
    60
    The album has its super-twee moments but is never insufferable.
  10. Feb 5, 2013
    67
    Taken for what it is--a fluffy, animated unicorn flying joyfully to college-rock Pleasure Town--Out of View is a nice 40-minute respite from reality.
  11. Jan 30, 2013
    60
    What saves the album, and what could end up making the History of Apple Pie into something bigger further on down the road, is their attention to melody over atmosphere.
  12. Jan 28, 2013
    80
    The tunes are excellent throughout, with strong echoes of Cannonball-era Breeders. [Feb 2013, p.106]
  13. Jan 29, 2013
    75
    The History of Apple Pie aren't exactly breaking new ground in the world of indie rock, but they are the sort of band who win you over in seconds.
  14. 80
    Their first full-length doesn’t feature too many surprises, and a lot of the cuts have already been released in one way or another, but start-to-finish, it’s an honest conflagration of scuzz that will leave jaws agape, eyes moist and hearts full.
  15. Jan 28, 2013
    70
    Theirs is a likably punked-up take on the noise blizzard thing. [Feb 2013, p.74]
  16. Mar 22, 2013
    65
    With tighter focus on melody than on instrumental histrionics, The History Of Apple Pie's feel-good fuzzpop is infectious but sometimes innocuous. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.99]

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