The Lemon of Pink

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The Lemon of Pink
The Books - The Lemon of Pink.jpg
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
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 86/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 5/5[3]
Christgau's Consumer Guide (3-star Honorable Mention)[4]
Pitchfork Media 8.4/10[5]
Q 3/5 stars[6]
Stylus Magazine B[7]
Tiny Mix Tapes 5/5[8]

The Lemon of Pink is the second album by American musical duo 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.[1] The online webzine Pitchfork Media placed The Lemon of Pink at number 20 on their list of the 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

While track 1 & 2 are different songs, both are called simply "The Lemon of Pink".

Presence in pop culture[edit]

"That Right Ain't Shit" was used as the soundtrack in an advertisement for a Hummer vehicle.[9]

"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. ^ a b "Reviews for The Lemon Of Pink by The Books". Metacritic. Retrieved March 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ Carr, Daphne. "The Lemon of Pink – The Books". AllMusic. Retrieved January 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Books: The Lemon of Pink". Alternative Press (186): 110. January 2004. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Books: The Lemon of Pink". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved January 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ Richardson, Mark (November 4, 2003). "The Books: The Lemon of Pink". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Books: The Lemon of Pink". Q (209): 120. December 2003. 
  7. ^ Estafan, Kareem (October 10, 2003). "The Books – The Lemon of Pink – Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved January 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ Mr P. "The Books – Lemon of Pink". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved January 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Books – The Lemon Of Pink". Almost Cool. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 

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