Outsider singer-songwriter Simon Joyner has been putting out beautiful, distinctive music since the early 1990s, and this compilation, which collects singles he recorded between 1994 and 1999, is one of the best representations of his art. Quirky, emotive, and capable of striking a perfect balance between thoughtful sensitivity (especially in his moving lyrics) and punky, ragged passion, Joyner is a freak-folkie who both embodies that label and stands well outside of it. BEAUTIFUL LOSERS is full of true troubadour music: honest, unadorned, and totally individual.
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