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Studio-obsessed indie rockers The Apples in stereo are celebrating the start of a new decade with the release of their seventh studio album, Travellers in Space and Time, their most hi-fi and hook-laden production to date. Described by frontman Robert Schneider as "retro-futuristic super-pop," the album is the official follow-up to 2007's New Magnetic Wonder, and the band's ... Read more in Amazon's The Apples In Stereo Store

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  • Audio CD (30 Sept. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • ASIN: B00005UDQZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,685 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Please
2. Rainfall
3. That's something I do
4. Do you understand?
5. Where we meet
Disc: 2
1. Yore days
2. Better days
3. I want
4. Mystery
5. Baroque
6. She's telling lies (Robert's Mix)(Bonus track)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steven Haddon on 6 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
These guys make energetic fuzzy guitar indie rock, that sounds like it was created by a busload of sugar-frenzied nine year olds channelling the history of rock 'n' roll. That's not a bad thing.
From the straightforwardly catchy "Please" to the darker but astonishingly brilliant "Do You Understand", Apples In Stereo make good with the hooks on this album. Rough at the edges in a lovable way. Invite them home to dinner, but don't give them any pudding - your life may never recover.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CinnamonLatte on 21 Mar. 2004
Format: Audio CD
When I popped this CD into my stereo, I was expecting something special. Previous album, Discovery of a World Inside the Moone might not have set the world alight in terms of its originality, but its quirky brand of 70's retro groove was endearingly funky. Backed up by catchy pop melodies you were almost time-warped back to the era of Scooby Doo and the Gang.
Velocity of Sound seems to have abandoned the traditional sound associated with the Apples - maybe they got tired of the cutesome sixties/seventies sound and tried desperately to put their finger on the pulse. Whatever the reason, this is a radical departure from Moone, which fails to hit the mark with
dull inspired droning alt.rock guitars and lacklustre vocals. Give it a miss.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Different, punky, happy, and fun 20 Oct. 2005
By Mike Smith - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Don't buy this album expecting to hear the clear guitar hooks of "Tin Pan Alley" or the goofy and nasal voices of "Go" and "The Bird that You Can't See."

But do buy this album.

This is The Apples in Stereo as a power-pop-punk outfit with countless catchy hooks, happy lyrics, but with everything swirling in a churning wave of fuzz and distortion. Fun and fast punk guitar, a great mix of various male and female vocals, the feels of 1950s radio ditties and 1960s surf rags and 1970s punk and 1990s crunch.... It's all here, and you will enjoy it, whether you're an Apples in Stereo fan or whether you've never heard them before but just like to rock out and feel good. Check it out.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Guitar Takes Over 1 Sept. 2003
By Paul J. Mazzoni - Published on
Format: Audio CD
OK, I had finally come to accept that the Apples in Stereo were not going to get any better than they already were. I thought Fun Trick Noisemaker was a solid album, but the vocals got on my nerves at times. But this album was surprisingly full of great guitar and the vocals did not get overbearing with a bunch of "la la la's" that I am used to hearing from them. And while many may say the album is too short (it's less than 30 minutes!), the truth is it would lose its charm if it were any longer. In addition, the Apples may have solved my "vocals problem" by inserting smack dab in the middle of the album a different lead vocalist, bass guitarist Eric Allen. I only wish there was more of Mr. Allen because his contribution, "Yore Days" is possibly the strongest song on the album. While the first song "Please" is a little bit on the "gooey" side, it has an engaging chorus that I found myself singing long after the CD was finished. About the only song I may have a problem with is "Where We Meet", in which lead singer Robert Schneider does a great job of whining like a kid in a candy store, refusing to leave until he gets his lollipop.
While I may not be totally familiar with every Apples in Stereo album, this album seems to move away from the quirkiness of their previous efforts to more of a power pop sound akin to Blur or (dare I say it?) Brendan Benson. This is definitely a good thing.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
DELICIOUS!!! 9 Oct. 2002
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Ah, gather round kiddies, and I'll tell you a tale of The Apples in Stereo. There are only a few bands whose newest album release date is like an event to me...impatiently watching the calendar days go by as that magical Tuesday creeps up. October 8th was one of those days with The Apples' latest, "Velocity of Sound". Sometimes these much anticipated Tuesdays are like a disappointing Christmas, where all you get are clothes and the Holiday leaves a spoiled taste in your mouth...but not this Apples Holiday!!! Hooray! October 8th was like one of those Christmas' when you got all the toys you wanted and your stocking was filled with fun surprises and candy, and you wish you could go back and do it all over again! The Apples' release another brilliant album full of fun, poppy melodies and heavy, fuzzy guitars. The guitar work especially sounds much heavier than their past albums, and sometimes seems to drown out the lyrical stylings of Robert Schneider (the GOD of retro indie pop music). I got lost in all the bright sounds smiling all the way. This is one band that will rock your blues away and make you wish you were running around a field of dandelions on a bright sunshiney day while blowing bubbles and wearing overalls. The whole album flows in a pulsating ... of delicious sound. MIND CANDY. For the hardcore fans, I don't there is the slightest chance of disappointment. This is actually their North American release...they release 02 other differently colored albums in Europe and Japan, each with a different bonus track. So buy it and EAT IT UP!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Very Well Done 28 Oct. 2002
By Todd Lucas - Published on
Format: Audio CD
It's interesting reading the reviews of this CD. It may be a departure for The Apples In Stereo but as one who's only owned one of their previous efforts, I must say that I'm quite impressed. Velocity of Sound is just a fine rock and roll album, something that's all too rare today.
The songs are short, feature loud guitars and all have wonderful hooks. Indeed, tunes like "That's Something I Do" and "She's Telling Lies" could even be described as pop punk. And it's terrific that they offer up an entire disc of same, rather than just a few cuts. Hey, if you're going to alienate a portion of your fan base, I can't think of a better way to do it than this! Here's hoping they keep it up.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Fun but too brief 5 Nov. 2002
By Jeff Beal - Published on
Format: Audio CD
"Velocity of Sound" is the Apples' best since, I think "Fun Trick Noisemaker" (but will anything ever surpass this? probably not). However, its eleven tracks clock in at around 28 minutes, an unjust amount of material considering the fact that you're paying for an entire album. Even the Ramones could have dragged this one out a little more.....anyway, the songs are all bare bones rock, and at the same time they are produced well enough not to be considered "garage rock" (what does that mean nowadays, anyway?). It seems that brevity is the trend lately, packing as much punch into a half-hour as possible. If this is so, the Apples are one of the coolest bands out there.
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