Q - 9/00, p.1273 stars out of 5
- "...Hairier and madder, and at his commercial peak. But he didn't know that."
NME (Magazine) - 9/23/00, p.357 out of 10
- "...This was where the choirboy with the subversive streak quit sweet-talking..."
SON OF SCHMILSSON was the follow-up to Harry Nilsson's most commercially successful album, NILSSON SCHMILSSON. Again produced by Richard Perry, it's a well-balanced set of semi-loopy rockers ("Take 54," "You're Breaking My Heart") and ballads, both lushly orchestrated ("Remember Christmas") and spare ("Turn On Your Radio"). The album includes the hit "Spaceman" and closes with one of the only pop songs to include the sound of gargling, "The Most Beautiful World in the World." As its predecessor does, this album enjoys a spirited sense of band interplay, which perfectly matches the material at hand. Musicians on board include the scantily pseudonym-shrouded George Harrison (George Harrysong) and Ringo Starr (Richie Snare).