What is the best Apoptygma Bezerk album ever?

What is the best Apoptygma Bezerk album ever?

We rated every studio album track by track

To find out which is the best Apoptygma Berzerk album, I did the work and rated every single album track by track. I sum­mar­ized the res­ult in a rank­ing that you can find here. At the end of the art­icle, the val­ues are again clearly arranged, shown chro­no­lo­gic­ally in a curve graph.

The highest highs and the deepest lows

Apoptygma Bezerk rep­res­ent the genre 'Future Pop', like 'Aesthetic Perfection' does for 'Industrial Pop'. I have seen the band live sev­er­al times and I also ded­ic­ated our first trib­ute com­pil­a­tion to the band led by Stephan Groth. I really love Apoptygma Berzerk from the bot­tom of my heart. As much as I cel­eb­rate the major­ity of the songs to the skies, oth­er tracks are just as unpleas­ant for me. Especially all those instru­ment­al and exper­i­ment­al tracks! With 'Exit Popularity Contest' Apop has taken it to the extreme with this one.

In this art­icle, the track by track rat­ing is a game of the extremes. Either a fant­ast­ic all-time favour­ite hit or the zero num­ber to skip. Apoptygma Berzerk def­in­itely doesn't stand for mediocrity, that's for sure. But how is that reflec­ted in an album rat­ing? Here you can find out what the best Apoptygma Berzerk album ever is.

The best Apoptygma Bezerk album charts

Apoptygma Berzerk - Exit Popularity Contest

7. Exit Popularity Contest

Release: 2016
Overall Rating: 1.95 ★★☆☆☆

Great tracks: (None)
Weak tracks: (All)

If you're look­ing for a mod­ern album that sounds like a soundtrack to a 70s sci-fi movie, then 'Exit Popularity Contest' is the per­fect choice. I'm gen­er­ally not a big fan of instru­ment­al music and this one is also a bit too exper­i­ment­al for me. Without any doubt I respect the cre­at­ive and uncom­prom­ising concept of the album, but I can say for myself that I can­not deal with it at all. As a com­pli­ment, I can say at least: 'Kraftwerk' could sound some­thing like this today, if they were still act­ively mak­ing music. Fact: An album title could hardly be more appropriate.

  1. The Genesis 6 Experiment 2
  2. Hegelian Dialectic 1.5
  3. For Now We See Through A Glass, Darkly 2
  4. Stille Når Gruppe 1.5
  5. In A World Of Locked Rooms 2
  6. The Cosmic Chess Match 2
  7. U.T.E.O.T.W. (Instrumental) 2
  8. The Devil Pays In Counterfeit Money 2
  9. Rhein Klang 2
  10. U.T.E.O.T.W. (Extended Version) 2.5

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Apoptygma Berzerk ‎– Soli Deo Gloria

6. Soli Deo Gloria

Release: 1993
Overall Rating: 2.92 ★★★☆☆
Great tracks: Bitch, Backdraft, All Tomorrows Parties
Weak tracks: Like Blood From The Beloved (Part 1), Walk With Me, The Sentinel

I have to admit that when the album 'Soli Deo Gloria' was released, 'Apoptygma Berzerk' was a com­pletely unknown act for me and I didn't notice the release either. It was only years later, with the album '7 (Seven)' that I came across the band from Norway. I nev­er really warmed up to the debut, even though there are a few clas­sics on it that are really fun to listen to live.

  1. Like Blood From The Beloved (Part 1) 2
  2. Bitch 4
  3. Burnin' Heretic (Album Version) 3
  4. Stitch 3.5
  5. Walk With Me 2
  6. Backdraft 4
  7. Arp (808 Edit) 2.5
  8. Spiritual Reality 3.5
  9. Skyscraping (Schizophreniac) 3
  10. All Tomorrows Parties 4
  11. The Sentinel 2
  12. Ashes To Ashes '93 2.5
  13. Like Blood From The Beloved (Part 2) 2

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Apoptygma Berzerk ‎– 7

5. 7 (Seven)

Release: 1996
Overall Rating: 3.36 ★★★☆☆
Great tracks: Love Never Dies (Part 1), Mourn, Non-Stop Violence, Deep Red
Weak tracks: Love Never Dies (Part 2)

With the album '7 (Seven)', more pre­cisely with the song 'Non-Stop Violence', I was intro­duced to the world of 'Apoptygma Berzerk'. It's def­in­itely a clas­sic, but still has weak­nesses here and there. I think the music­al devel­op­ment from the debut is abso­lutely worth men­tion­ing. The songs here are already a lot catch­i­er than on 'Soli Deo Gloria'.

  1. Love Never Dies (Part 1) 4.5
  2. Mourn 4
  3. Non-Stop Violence 5
  4. 25 Cromwell St. 3
  5. Rebel 2.5
  6. Deep Red 4
  7. Nearer 3.5
  8. Half Asleep 3
  9. Love Never Dies (Part 2) 2
  10. Untitled 1 2.5
  11. Untitled 2 3

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Apoptygma Berzerk ‎– Welcome To Earth

4. Welcome To Earth

Release: 2000
Overall Rating: 3.46 ★★★☆☆
Great tracks: Starsign, Eclipse, Kathy's Song (Come Lie Next To Me), Moment Of Tranquility, Fade To Black
Weak tracks: Untitled 3, 64k, LNDP3, Time To Move On, Untitled 4

Actually I dis­like unne­ces­sary album intros, but on the album 'Welcome To Earth' it fits per­fectly in the concept with the voice samples. With this album, the genre 'Future Pop' (Futurepop defin­i­tion on Wikipedia) was born, which we at Electrozombies also affec­tion­ately call 'Ibiza Gothic'.

  1. Everything We Know Is Wrong 3
  2. Starsign 5
  3. Eclipse 5
  4. Help Me! 3
  5. Kathy's Song (Come Lie Next To Me) 5
  6. Untitled 3 2
  7. Moment Of Tranquility 4.5
  8. Fade To Black 5
  9. 64k 2
  10. Paranoia 4
  11. Soultaker 3
  12. LNDP3 2.5
  13. Time To Move On 2.5
  14. Untitled 4 2

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Apoptygma Berzerk ‎– Harmonizer

3. Harmonizer

Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 3.55 ★★★★☆
Great tracks: Suffer In Silence, Unicorn (Duet Version), Until The End Of The World, Pikachu™
Weak tracks: Detroit Tickets, Photoshop® Sucks

2 years after the great album 'Welcome To Earth' the next album 'Harmonizer' is around the corner. Again, there are some fant­ast­ic club clas­sics on it. The highly emo­tion­al track 'Pikachu™' also cap­tiv­ated me. Similar in struc­ture to its pre­de­cessor, the strong tracks are all found in the first half of the album, while it becomes more exper­i­ment­al towards the end and the weak­er tracks are placed here.

  1. More Serotonin… Please 2
  2. Suffer In Silence 5
  3. Unicorn (Duet Version) 5
  4. Until The End Of The World 5
  5. Rollergirl 3
  6. O.K. AMP – Let Me Out 3
  7. Pikachu™ 5
  8. Spindizzy 3.5
  9. Detroit Tickets 2
  10. Photoshop® Sucks 2
  11. Something I Should Know 3.5

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Apoptygma Berzerk ‎– Rocket Science

2. Rocket Science

Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 4.04 ★★★★☆
Great tracks: Weight Of The World, Apollo (Live On Your TV), Asleep Or Awake?, Incompatible, Shadow, Green Queen, Pitch Black/Heat Death
Weak tracks: United States Of Credit, Rocket Calculator

The album 'Rocket Science' is a won­der­ful Synth and Future Pop album. What has already star­ted in the begin­nings on 'Welcome To Earth' is sum­mar­ised here in an incred­ibly good concept album regard­ing sci-fi, ali­ens and con­spir­acy the­or­ies. If the band had left out the two inter­ludes 'United States Of Credit' and 'Rocket Calculator' (which fit per­fectly in the concept), the album could have reached the mile­stone 'You And Me Against The World' in terms of our star rating.

  1. Weight Of The World 5
  2. Apollo (Live On Your TV) 5
  3. Asleep Or Awake? 5
  4. Incompatible 4.5
  5. United States Of Credit 2
  6. Shadow 5
  7. Green Queen 5
  8. Butterfly Defect 3
  9. The State Of Your Heart (Sh*t End Of The Deal) 4
  10. Rocket Calculator 2
  11. 3
  12. Pitch Black/Heat Death 5
  13. Black Versus White 4
  14. Trash 4

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Apoptygma Berzerk ‎– You And Me Against The World

1. You And Me Against The World

Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 4.68 ★★★★★
Great tracks: In This Together, Love To Blame, You Keep Me From Breaking Apart, Tuning In To The Frequency Of Your Soul, Lost In Translation, Maze, Cambodia, Mercy Kill
Weak tracks: (None)

'You And Me Against The World' is without a doubt one of my all-time favour­ite albums. One bril­liant hit fol­lows the oth­er. I don't know if I should kneel down and thank Apop for this album or express my regrets. I mean, how can a com­mon mor­tal top such a "best of" gren­ade? It's no acci­dent that this Apoptygma Berzerk clas­sic is fea­tured in our art­icle '20 Synth Pop mile­stones and col­lec­tion must-haves'. Personally, I would like to per­son­ally express my etern­al grat­it­ude to the band for this album, with the most sin­cere appreciation.

  1. Tuning In Again (Intro) 2.5
  2. In This Together 5
  3. Love To Blame 5
  4. You Keep Me From Breaking Apart 5
  5. Cambodia 5
  6. Back On Track 4
  7. Tuning In To The Frequency Of Your Soul 5
  8. Mercy Kill 5
  9. Lost In Translation 5
  10. Maze 5
  11. Into The Unknown 5

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All Apoptygma Bezerk albums in a chart overview

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Bonus – Electrozombies Apoptygma Berzerk tribute compilation 'Apop We Love You'

To hon­our the band, we have released a trib­ute com­pil­a­tion in 2016. If you might have missed it, go and get it now:

Apop We Love You (A Tribute To Apoptygma Berzerk)

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