The Books ‎– The Lemon Of Pink

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The Lemon Of Pink 4:40
The Lemon Of Pink 1:34
Tokyo 3:43
Bonanza 0:52
S Is For Evrysing 3:32
Explanation Mark 0:19
There Is No There 3:36
Take Time 3:36
Don't Even Sing About It 4:09
The Future, Wouldn't That Be Nice? 3:15
A True Story Of A Story Of True Love 4:25
That Right Ain't Shit 2:44
PS 0:55

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
tom 32 The Books The Lemon Of Pink(CD, Album) Tomlab tom 32 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
URA128 The Books The Lemon Of Pink(CD, Album) Spunk URA128 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
tom 32 lp The Books The Lemon Of Pink(LP, Album) Tomlab tom 32 lp Germany 2003 Sell This Version
TRR181 The Books The Lemon Of Pink(LP, Album, RM) Temporary Residence Limited TRR181 US 2011 Sell This Version
TRR181 The Books The Lemon Of Pink(LP, Album, RM, Ltd, Yel) Temporary Residence Limited TRR181 US 2011 Sell This Version
TR181 CD The Books The Lemon Of Pink(CD) Temporary Residence Limited TR181 CD US Unknown Sell This Version

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lurkerpi

lurkerpi

January 7, 2014
referencing The Lemon Of Pink, CD, Album, tom 32

I think that everyone that claims to love music should listen to this album at least once in their life.
scoundrel

scoundrel

May 7, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing The Lemon Of Pink, CD, Album, tom 32

The Books continue their collapsing of musical genres with THE LEMON OF PINK, which creates an entirely new form: glitch-folk. The banjo that permeates the first part of the title track sounds so wrong, it’s right, especially set against a cut-up musical collage that features a plaintive—and seemingly improvised—vocal and soothing strings that start to screech in the second part. “Tokyo” doesn’t sound vaguely Japanese unless you count the vocal sample; instead, you have layers of strings, plucked, bowed, and snipped apart. “Take Time” is pieced together jauntily, defiantly refusing to make any sense at all, while “Don’t Even Sing About It” is content to have bits of the blues drifting through. There’s a bit of meandering in “A True Story of a Story of True Love” beyond the title, but piecemeal approach to music seems to suit this album, especially when things come together, like on the upbeat “That Right Ain’t Shit.” And, believe it or not, “PS” makes manages to make a statement out of awkward inarticulation.