Rebounding from the tepid 4000 Weeks Holiday, Ian Dury delivers the low-key and thoroughly charming Apples. Although the music is considerably more relaxed than any other Dury album, it's the perfect backdrop for Dury's clever, literate stories, which resonate with great humor and detail. Apples does lack a standout song or melody, but the whole of the record is quite engaging, and it represents a respectable and modest comeback from Dury.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine