• Record Label: Revolver
  • Release Date: Apr 6, 2004
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Filter
    82
    Not since Cornelius' Fantasma has the element of surprise manifested itself as fully as on this record. [#9, p.110]
  2. Uncut
    80
    Despite its DIY origins and almost hallucinatory feel, this is a peach of a pop record. [Apr 2004, p.108]
  3. Lone Pigeon shows remarkable variation in both composition and songwriting on Schoozzzmmii.
  4. Q Magazine
    80
    If you were charmed by early Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, or simply fancy a bonkers tune-fest, this inspired, lo-fi rock is for you. [Apr 2004, p.114]
  5. It's this prolific, homegrown vibe paired with a knack for downright catchy pop that makes Lone Pigeon Scotland's answer to Ween.
  6. The hazy, semi-hallucinogenic beauty is boosted by the lo-fi, not-quite-focused home recording.
  7. An invigorating breath of fresh music.
  8. Alternative Press
    80
    Dark and compelling. [May 2004, p.104]
  9. Spin
    75
    This stuff may be lo-fi, but in Anderson's case, the hissy fits. [Jul 2004, p.112]
  10. A charming, if often bewildering, set of psychedelic junk-folk ditties.
  11. 70
    A window into the sublime mind of one of Britain’s great outsiders.
  12. The saddest part of all this useless audio-masturbation is that it completely masks the genuinely beautiful pop songs of which Anderson is so capable.
  13. 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.
  14. Mojo
    40
    A scrapbook of tuneful, scattershot fragments. [Mar 2004, p.97]
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. AR
    Mar 28, 2005
    9
    A beautiful album - but not quite as complete as his first, 'Concubine Rice'.
  2. StuartP
    Apr 29, 2004
    10
    absolutely sublime