The Lemon of Pink

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The Lemon of Pink
Studio album by The Books
Released October 7, 2003
Genre Electronic, folk, Avant-Garde
Length 37:27
Label Tomlab
The Books chronology
Thought for Food
(2002)
The Lemon of Pink
(2003)
Lost and Safe
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Almost Cool 8/10 [2]
Dusted Magazine [3]
Pitchfork Media 8.4/10 [4]
Prefix Magazine 8.5/10 [5]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention) [6]
Stylus Magazine B [7]
Wackiness.org 90/100 [8]

The Lemon of Pink is the second album by The Books, released October 7, 2003 on the Tomlab record label.

Reception[edit]

Initial critical response to The Lemon of Pink was very positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 86, based on 9 reviews.[9] The online webzine Pitchfork Media placed "The Lemon of Pink" 20th on their top 100 albums of 2000-2004

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Lemon of Pink" – 4:40
  2. "The Lemon of Pink" – 1:34
  3. "Tokyo" – 3:43
  4. "Bonanza" – 0:52
  5. "S Is for Evrysing" – 3:32
  6. "Explanation Mark" – 0:19
  7. "There Is No There" – 3:36
  8. "Take Time" – 3:36
  9. "Don't Even Sing About It" – 4:09
  10. "The Future, Wouldn't That Be Nice?" – 3:15
  11. "A True Story of a Story of True Love" – 4:25
  12. "That Right Ain't Shit" – 2:44
  13. "PS" – 0:55

Presence in pop culture[edit]

"That Right Ain't Shit" was used as the soundtrack in an advertisement for a Hummer vehicle.[2]

"That Right Ain't Shit" was also used as the soundtrack to a DVS Skateboarding commercial featuring Jereme Rogers.

"Tokyo" was used in a commercial for spreading awareness of HIV.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Lemon of Pink at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b "The Books - The Lemon Of Pink - almost cool music review". Almost Cool. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Crumsho, Michael (November 4, 2003). "The Books - The Lemon of Pink". Dusted Magazine. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Richardson, Mark (October 8, 2003). "The Books: The Lemon of Pink review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Album Review: The Books - The Lemon of Pink". March 5, 2008. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: The Books". Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Estefan, Kareem (10 October 2003). "The Books - The Lemon of Pink - Review - Stylus Magazine". Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "The Books: The Lemon of Pink review". Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "The Books:The Lemon of Pink (2003): Reviews". Metacritic. CNET Networks, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 

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