Topsy-Turvy (album)

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Topsy Turvy
The Apex Theory Topsy-Turvy.jpg
Studio album by The Apex Theory
Released April 2, 2002
Genre Progressive rock[1]
Label DreamWorks
Producer Don Gilmore
Mt. Helium chronology
The Apex Theory
(2001)The Apex Theory2001
Topsy-Turvy
(2002)
Lightpost (EP)
(2007)Lightpost (EP)2007
Singles from Topsy Turvy
  1. "Shh...(Hope Diggy)"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Apossibly"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Topsy Turvy, originally titled Random Bursts on promos, with exclusive tracks (see below), is the debut album by the progressive metal band The Apex Theory, now Mt. Helium. Released on April 2, 2002, it was the band's last release as a quartet, with the vocalist Ontronik Khachaturian leaving the band shortly after the album's release.[3] After attempting to audition for a new vocalist, it was decided that the guitarist Art Karamian would take over as the band's vocalist.[4]

Style[edit]

PopMatters described the album as "an energy-filled fusion of progressive and modern rock."[1] Allmusic compared the album to the music of At the Drive-In and Incubus.[2]

Reception[edit]

Topsy-Turvy peaked at #6 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #157 on the Billboard 200.[5]

Topsy Turvy Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Add Mission" 3:35
2. "Mucus Shifters" 2:30
3. "Come Forth" 3:16
4. "Shhh... (Hope Diggy)" 3:20
5. "Drown Ink" 3:09
6. "Bullshed" 4:59
7. "That's All!" 3:25
8. "Bravo" 3:08
9. "Apossibly" 4:14
10. "Right Foot" 3:52
11. "Aisle Always" 3:54
12. "In Books" 3:59

Random Bursts Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Lull-A-Bye" 1:32
2. "In Books" 3:59
3. "Apossibly" 4:14
4. "Shhh..." 3:20
5. "Bravo" 3:08
6. "Drown Ink" 3:09
7. "Bullshed" 4:59
8. "That's All!" 3:25
9. "Add Mission" 3:35
10. "Right Foot" 3:52
11. "Calm-It" 4:31
12. "Aisle Always" 3:54

Personnel[edit]

The Apex Theory

References[edit]