Bumalik nAPO Sila!!!
despite the fact that I "own" a 2,000+ member yahoogroup
uneuphemistically named "QUIAPO DVD",
I never buy pirated OPM CDs.
immedately after seeing the advert of this follow-up
to 2006's top commercial and critical success,
Kami nAPO Muna,
I rushed to MusicOne, eagerly handed over my P300,
and immediately listened to the CD.
I was really afraid that this would fall prey to "sequel-itis",
a disappointing release concocted just to make easy money
from gullible fans of the original.
Well, rest easy, fellow APO and Alternative music fans,
our fears are unfounded....
If at all,
this new tribute album is even better than the first;
it's more muscially, artistically adventurous;
and in spite of the fact that some of the APO songs
here are admittedly some of their latter, 2nd-tier hits,
that actually works to the songs' advantage,
as the listener is not biased by "historical preferences",
but rather, is pleasantly surprised by the pleasure of new discoveries.
The cover versions verge into
trip-hop & chill-out territory,
'70s-style moody guitar rock,
pure romantic pop confections,
and even a couple of
Definitely one of the best of 2007.
Danny, Jim, and Boboy ---
38 years on, and APO is hotter than ever!!!
1.AMERICAN JUNK : Kamikazee vs. Parokya ni Edgar
2.SALAWIKAIN : Mcoy of Oranges & Lemons
feat. The Spaceflower Show
3.PRINCESA : Itchyworms
4.SAAN NA NGA BA'NG BARKADA : Spongecola
5.TUYO NA'NG DAMDAMIN : Silent Sanctuary
6.WALA NANG HAHANAPIN PA : True Faith
7.MAHIRAP MAGMAHAL NG SYOTA NG IBA : Hilera
8.LOVE IS FOR SINGING : The Bloomfields
9.SYOTANG PA-CLASS : Radioactive Sago Project
feat. Raymund Marasigan
10.KAIBIGAN : Up Dharma Down
11.SHOW ME A SMILE : Imago
12.ISANG DANGKAL : Paramita
13.HETO NA : Concrete Sam
14.TULOY ANG IKOT NG MUNDO : Dicta License
15.HANGGANG MAY PAG-IBIG : Chillitees
16.JUST A SMILE AWAY : Shamrock
17.SUNTOK SA BUWAN : Scrambled Eggs
18.LUMANG TUGTUGIN : APO All-Star