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Apple Venus, Volume 1

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Apple Venus, Volume 1

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
genre:
Rock

We gave it an A-

On their first new album in seven years, these venerable English pop artisans eschew rock electricity in favor of subtler acoustic and orchestral textures, with compelling results. The gorgeous yet vaguely unsettling arrangements are well suited to the exquisitely flawed humanism of Andy Partridge’s and Colin Moulding’s compositions, lending an appropriately uneasy edge to bittersweet tunes like ”I Can’t Own Her,” ”Greenman,” and ”The Last Balloon.” A-