APARTMENT – 10,000 Times (2xCD Singles)

Fleet Street Recordings FSSIN02 / FSSIN02X: 23rd October 2006
1. 10,000 Times
“In the commons, when they’re joking, don’t you know, it’s at your expense”
2. The Flood
“When it’s my stop, it’s my stop, when it’s real nice, it’s not you”
3. My Brother Chris (World Of Leather Extreme Glam Mix / Apartment V Chegoku Mix)
“I knew he’d pass us by like that, to get the toast, whip it out of the hat”

Musically ‘10,000 Times’ reminds me of the towering radio friendly Rock of Snow Patrol but vocally it’s much more fun. David Caggiari’s voice is rich and deep but it often slips into a comic tone. The bizarre way he rhymes “Forty” with “Albuquerque” is absolutely priceless. At first the lyrics seem to be advocating mass rebellion against our government but then the chorus of “Flying the flag for mutiny, etc, etc” sounds like they’re mocking the half-baked plans of the protesters.

Without the vocal flourishes of the A-side, ‘The Flood’ disappoints, although the way David Caggiari sings “I fucked up” in his most serious voice is great. Music wise, it’s like an epic mix of Coldplay and iLiKETRAiNS. Last up are two remixes of last single ‘My Brother Chris’. The ‘World Of Leather Extreme Glam Mix’ is a nice mix of ice-cold Synths and robot voices but at six and a half minutes it out stays its welcome. The ‘Apartment V Chegoku Mix’ is like New Order meets Delays with an extra slice of violent noise.

Click here to watch the video for ‘10,000 Times’ on YouTube.

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