Album Review: The Girl is Not Right by Apartment

Album Name: The Girl is Not Right
Artist: Apartment
Year/Label: 2002 / Baxter records

Buy the CD

Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

This band is not normal. I mean this as a compliment of course. Their music is cabaret flavoured and punky.

Singer Caila Lipovsky has a persuasive way of vocalising and the band seems to have gone to Captain Beefheart’s school of weirdness.

“The date” sounds like velvet underground fronted by a more animated Nico.

“Pipsqueak” uses lovely cello lines and has a burlesque mood.

“In the Night” has a father telling his daughter all the terrible things that can happen to her in gruesome detail. It’s a very disturbing song.

Apartment are a special band, blessed with a uniquely dark vison. Go seek them out.

Posted on June 13, 2003

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. ann
2. the date
3. pipsqueak
4. no. 5
5. the camera song
6. old white guys in khaki pants
7. stanley’s wife
8. in the night
9. the apartment song
10. momma

[Apartment Official Site]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.