Velocity of Sound - The Apples In Stereo
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  • Summary: This is the Denver indie-pop band's first new album since 2000's 'The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 80
    The difference on this album is that their amps and tempos are turned up and their sound is pared down. [Jan 2003, p.102]
  2. This isn't just an Apples in Stereo album on high speed, it's an album crafted to project the fast and fun feeling of a live show.
  3. 80
    Their tightest, bounciest album. [#11, p.125]
  4. On an album that feels about six minutes long (it's actually just under 29), a couple highlights aren't enough to make it a keeper. But you can't necessarily count the band's new younger focus as a flaw; Velocity of Sound showcases a tight, concentrated power-pop sound that the band seemed to have lost on their last couple outings.
  5. The result throughout Velocity of Sound is an impression of the Apples in Stereo as introductory ironists, non-threatening to kids and parents, accessible and enjoyable to all.
  6. The perfect soundtrack to a hazy autumn evening. [Nov 2002, p.96]
  7. 20
    Basic, sludge-grey power pop that makes Weezer sound as kaleidoscopic as The Flaming Lips. [Nov 2002, p.128]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. time
    Jan 9, 2007
    10
    Great record! Pure pop perfection
  2. BBF
    Feb 25, 2007
    10
    This is such a great cd. Every song is so great and fun to listen to.

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