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Ariel Pink's haunted Graffiti - Before Today

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti is a twisted take on recognizable sounds, an ironic mocking of popular music.

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti is a twisted take on recognizable sounds, an ironic mocking of popular music.

Rather than borrow, sample, or rip-off, Pink reinterprets these sounds like an indie(r)-rock Beck, never actually mimicking a particular band or song. But you know where it’s coming from:

60’s pop (L’Estat), 70’s disco (Beverly Kills), 70’s yacht rock (Can’t Hear My Eyes), 80’s synth (Fright Night), and so on.

Although on paper this may seem all over the map, the album is surprisingly cohesive and Ariel Pink somehow still sounds like no one else (again, as does Beck). I’ve been told Pink is an acquired taste, but listening with this in mind, I feel he will be gaining many new fans this year.

Highlights:
Bright Lit Blue Skies
Round and Round

Haiku:
Ariel Pink makes/
Haunted Graffiti, twisted/
Ironic mocking