The Spirit Of Apollo

  • Record Label: Anti
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2009
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Apollo is too much, too confusing, and too forgettable.
  2. The Spirit Of Apollo, a record boasting some of the most pioneering musical talent of the last three decades, does not sound "timeless" but nor does it seem an appropriate tonic, voices passing unheralded in a confusion of mediocre, glossy production, guests from the stratosphere reduced to faces in the crowd.
  3. Besides their inability to meet the very aims they set out for themselves, Clean and Zegon fail to do much of anything exciting with their all-star cast.
  4. These clusterfuck all-the-cooks experiments, more often than not, add up to way, way less than the sum of their parts.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Apr 14, 2016
    1
    a little overrun by too many guest appearances. most of the featured guests shouldnt be featured on the same song with each other. in additiona little overrun by too many guest appearances. most of the featured guests shouldnt be featured on the same song with each other. in addition many of them dont seem to really bring much to the track their on. the ones we know little about dont blend well together either. hard to blend many styles into one hoping the result comes out good. Full Review »
  2. LeeH
    Mar 14, 2009
    8
    If you are not an indie rock fan that digs hip hop, pass on this one. Not for everyone but I really dig it. Good energy.
  3. GavinB
    Mar 3, 2009
    10
    A Massive album!