Schoozzzmmii - Lone Pigeon
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  • Summary: This is the second solo release for English singer-songwriter Gordon Anderson, who was a member of the original Beta Band lineup (and author of several of their hits including "Dry The Rain"). He tends to get labeled an "eccentric" by the music press, with frequent Syd Barrett comparisons.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 82
    Not since Cornelius' Fantasma has the element of surprise manifested itself as fully as on this record. [#9, p.110]
  2. It's this prolific, homegrown vibe paired with a knack for downright catchy pop that makes Lone Pigeon Scotland's answer to Ween.
  3. Lone Pigeon shows remarkable variation in both composition and songwriting on Schoozzzmmii.
  4. 80
    Despite its DIY origins and almost hallucinatory feel, this is a peach of a pop record. [Apr 2004, p.108]
  5. 75
    This stuff may be lo-fi, but in Anderson's case, the hissy fits. [Jul 2004, p.112]
  6. 70
    A window into the sublime mind of one of Britain’s great outsiders.
  7. One major problem is the Lone Pigeon’s tone of voice: earnest, slightly keening, with no core or crag, no edge or clamor. Combined with melodic and lyrical art that often borders on the perfunctory, Anderson is left flailing.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. StuartP
    Apr 29, 2004
    10
    absolutely sublime
  2. AR
    Mar 28, 2005
    9
    A beautiful album - but not quite as complete as his first, 'Concubine Rice'.