A.G. Cook - Apple
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2020 Ratings: #611 / 792
User Score
Based on 286 ratings
2020 Ratings: #788
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

If 7G was the vast orchard, the diminutively-titled Apple is its ultimate issue, the most fully realized version yet of Cook's iconoclastic take on pop, polished to a sheen.

80
Clash

Slimmed down to forty minutes split between ten tracks, Apple has the feel of one cohesive whole when compared to 7G’s daunting monolith.

80
The Line of Best Fit

In the way that 7G meticulously unpicked Cook’s innards so fans could see the master’s mind at work, Apple weighs out the specifics and pours them into the meting pot.

80
Northern Transmissions

Where 7G was sprawling and without a discernible single, Apple is crisp, concise and gloriously slick.

80
AllMusic

Happily bridging the gap between synthetic and organic, Apple is one of Cook's most satisfying obliterations of the borders between genres, authenticity, and artifice.

80
The Observer

At times, its tonal shifts cause whiplash, but the real magic appears when Cook manages to coalesce these two sides in the same song.

75
Pitchfork

Apple ... is a staggering and potent amalgamation of numerous genre influences, but it also has moments of information overload, where its boundarylessness becomes too much.

70
Loud and Quiet

Cook is clearly a master of sonic manipulation, but at times Apple proves that the old-fangled classical skills aren’t beyond him either.

70
musicOMH

With Apple A. G. Cook shows plenty of potential, but ultimately more consistency is needed with his songwriting if he is to really make his mark.

60
DIY
Though sprinkled with bops, ‘Apple’ doesn’t pack the expected punch.
50
The Needle Drop

Despite being a quarter of 7G's length, Apple is somehow the less consistent album.

40
Sputnikmusic

Apple is a vacuous waste of time that makes whatever cohesion, credibility and engagement he generated with 7G seem like an extended bit with a 40 minute punchline.

Maqtheus
70
Em seu segundo álbum de estreia (isso mesmo, o segundo), A. G. Cook o grande mentor da Pc Music entrega um material bastante diversificado em relação a produção e conteúdo lírico, destacando a habilidade do artista em mesclar o orgânico ao eletrônico com retoques de elementos bastante presentes em suas produções, mas que aqui especialmente resultou nas mais belas e espontâneas canções acerca do que ... read more
MickyT
50
I can't help but feel underwhelmed by A. G. Cooks latest effort 'Apple', I enjoy a lot of what comes out of the PC Music camp and I enjoy A. G. Cooks work as a producer but 'Apple' doesn't really see him working to his strengths or innovate with anything interesting in the landscape that he created. Often times it comes off to me as a rehash of ideas and structures that we've seen already, done better on previous projects, most notably Cooks behemoth of an album '7G', a lot of the guitar based ... read more
JoaoSantos
NR
I don't even care about music but if I could get 4 more followers that would be really cool. ly all
Mixtape
89
Who would have thought A.G. would follow up his 7777777 hour long debut album with a tutorial on how to smoke weed out of an apple????

But seriously somehow how is he still able to have fresh ideas after releasing an epic of an album only a month ago.
This is my favorite electronic album of the year so far, it’s just so fun and wild one moment and beautiful and bright the next and most of the time it’s a mix of the two.

The singles are a good spread of the sound of Apple, ... read more
PunkRevNow
30
this album is poo poo pee pee bad rotten apple bad poo poo pee pee 7g better no megusta bad aplbum
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Added on: August 19, 2020