• Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2009
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Even if The Apple and the Tooth is more a summation of where Bibio was in 2009 than another bold step forward, it's still a very enjoyable look back on his artistic growth that year.
  2. He caps off what may prove to be the best year of his life with The Apple and the Tooth, a well-deserved victory lap and a celebration of his new identity.
  3. The compelling yet skimpy new material feels mostly like an occasion for the remixes, some of which are actually quite worthwhile.
  4. Bibio's Warp debut, Ambivalence Avenue, is one of the stealth albums of 2009, its pastoral psychedelia reminiscent of Super Furry Animals idly punting with Boards of Canada. [Jan 10, p. 118]
  5. Lone, Clark, Eskmo, Keaver & Brause, and Wax Stag all have their way with Bibio's tracks and all add an even headier atmosphere to the already complex tracks.
  6. Despite the added value of the remixes and the quality of the original tracks, The Apple and the Tooth remains a complementary piece - albeit one that's a compliment to Bibio's craft, too.
  7. Starting right where Ambivalence Avenue left off, Wilkinson’s strides on his inspired high with The Apple and the Tooth are again, an exceptional thing to witness.

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