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100 Albums: "Feel Something" by The History Of Apple Pie


Kurt is going through his favorite records. Read the explainer or view the master list.

Artist: The History Of Apple Pie
Title: Feel Something
Released: 2014
Genre: indie dreamwave alt-rock



The History Of Apple Pie are an English rock duet who started throwing songs together and posting them on the internet. They got major label attention from this, came up with a band name by Googling random things, formed a touring band, put out two albums, and then silently disbanded a year later.

What a time to be alive.

Feel Something is guitar-forward dream-pop that is built around two main ingredients: singer Steph Min's etherial vocals and guitarist Jerome Watson's swirly leads that sound like they're barely holding on to the correct tuning. The songwriting is top-notch. The standouts are Tame, Jamais Vu, and Puzzles, but even the weakest song on this album is pretty good. The whole thing is energetic and positive. It doesn't really stick with you--it's an album you can completely enjoy and find yourself humming along with and then a month later you see a title and you're like "What does that even sound like?" and put it on again and you're transported. Worth checking out.

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