SpinART released Live in Chicago by the Apples in Stereo exclusively through EMusic in 2001. The Denver-based power pop group races through a nearly 30-minute set, playing fan favorites like "Ruby," "Seems So," and "Go!" Also included is a raucous version of the Beach Boys' "Heroes and Villians" from their album Smiley Smile. Singer Robert Schneider commented that Live in Chicago is a rare recording for the band: "You can actually hear the vocals very well over the noise. This is the first time one of our live recordings accomplished this." Live in Chicago is a high-energy, high-volume live set of great power pop at its most lo-fi. A fun, casual set that should be popular with fans. Not the best place to start for new fans. They should check out Discovery of a World Inside the Moone or Fun Trick Noisemaker first.
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AllMusic Review by JT Griffith