Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2010 Ratings: #104 / 860
Year End Rank: #15
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Based on 248 ratings
2010 Ratings: #25
June 8, 2010 / Release Date
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4AD / Label
Psychedelic Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Pitchfork

Ariel Pink's best songs are surprising, and there's a real sense of musical delight on Before Today; the sections sound logical but never predictable, and there are wild bridges and short bits that emerge seemingly randomly but wind up taking the song somewhere unexpected.

musicmagpie55
82
'Round and Round' is one of my favorite songs; it captures the timeless energy that fuels his work. Before Today is a consistently fun and psychedelic pop album. There is an inherent level of camp in his music that is fascinating. 'Can't Hear My Eyes' is one of the strangest but relatable songs I have ever heard. It is a very witty album that subverts normative desire through different types of connection. It is a good time!
MusicSucks
84
solid and cohesive, both sonically and quality wise. going for an older sound but with a modern touch.

FAV TRACKS - Menopause Man, Beverly Kills, Round and Round, L'estat (Acc. to the Widow's Maid).
amygoodall
73
good
blvckgovt
85
Ariel Pink had an amazing decade. Most of his most beloved work has been released since Before Today. This album is filled with groovy, psychedelic vibes. Some of his best songs were released here which turns out were reworks of older material he has recorded. The music is dreamy, feel-good and a perfect soundtrack for that summer you spend hanging out with friends. Recommend to anyone who likes Animal Collective, of Montreal, or dream pop. Ariel Pink was one of the early forerunners for this ... read more
Tielur
60
I don't care for this as much as I'd like to...
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Track List

  1. Hot Body Rub
  2. Bright Lit Blue Skies
  3. L'estat (Acc. to the Widow's Maid)
  4. Fright Night (Nevermore)
  5. Round and Round
  6. Beverly Kills
  7. Butt-House Blondies
  8. Little Wig
  9. Can't Hear My Eyes
  10. Reminiscences
  11. Menopause Man
  12. Revolution's a Lie

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