"Listening to Sweet Appleís debut, Love and Desperation, is like going on a road trip through the history of alt-rock, but in reverse. You start out in a place thatís very close to home, then, as the record progresses, you go further back toward where it all started, leaving you with a pleasantly wide range that goes from bluesy Sabbath to rowdy southern grunge rock. That being said, what Sweet Apple does is nothing groundbreaking, instead sticking with what they do best, giving us a reminder of the good times from whence they came. For a band made up of guys who helped reinvent rock for nineties, thereís a lot of history in the air. On their debut, that sense of nostalgia hangs overhead, resulting in a straightforward rock record thatís meant to be turned way up. That should be no surprise though. I mean, have you ever listened to anything J Mascis has done with the volume not cranked? Itís just wrong any other way."
"So what is Sweet Apple? A grunge era super-group, or a rowdy blues-rock band with nothing to lose? Well, really, itís both. The combination packs quite the punch for the 40 minutes of ear bashing, slightly mind-altering rock. You can hear where the guitar heroes of the new millennium got their chops. But, influence aside, itís about the spirit of rock Ďní roll at itís loudest. At this stage in life, the guys just want you to have fun and enjoy a solid rock record thatís real and doesnít have to prove anything. So throw up a fist, bang your head, and hell, maybe even mosh a little, but donít miss this record."