Monday, August 14, 2006

Tama nAPO, please lang

I'm sorry it has to come to this, but... don't believe what Jem says (I mean, c'mon, he likes Kitchie and Barbie :p hehe, peace Jem!); but still, there's no two-ways about it: the Apo tribute album stinks.

The whole album just doesn't feel well-thought out, when it comes to the song selections for the artists. The Sandwich song starts out well but turns into a total trainwreck. They wasted Kamikazee on "Doo Bidoo" instead of a song they could punkify and totally run away with, like "Blue Jeans" or "Mahirap Magmahal ng Syota ng Iba". There was an awkward duet on Sugarfree's "Batang-bata Ka Pa", while groups that had multiple vocalists, like Orange and Lemons ("Yakap sa Dilim") and Itchyworms ("Awit ng Barkada") were wasted on songs that didn't require really harmonies. Barbie turned "When I Met You" into her Close-up commercial song (not good).

The best song on the album (by a million miles) was Imago's funky, borderline-disco "Ewan". The Spongecola cover of "Nakapagtataka" sounds like one of their senti songs like "Jeepney", which is a good thing if you like that sort of stuff.

And yeah, the Top Suzara cover of Anna was good, if a little Sam Milby-ish. But if you can get past that, it's not a bad cover, much better than Nyoy Volante's from a couple of years ago.

(For my money, Top Suzara was the best OPM R&B singer-songwriter from the mid-90s; Jay Durias had nothing on the guy.)

Overall, it's a very disappointing record. You might end up liking a couple of other songs on the album, but that's only because they're good pop songs to begin with. You're better off listening to the original Apo records.



so they should've made a compilation album instead??



i still want to give it a try despite of your bashing. :)

let me see if i can find a copy over the net for the mean time.


hmp. mas magaling ka lang magsulat ng reviews kesa sakin. this is war! XD

for the record, imago yun eh, kaya da best yun.


was it (Sandwich's) that bad? my brother ata arranged it, haha!


actually i don't think it had anything to do with the production.. hindi lang talaga bagay yung kanta sa boses ni raimund.


sayang excited p naman ako sa album..kakadiscouraged yung review..anyway di ko pa nman naririnig lahat ng songs so lets see :>


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