Oh did we miss Ariel Pink and his Haunted Graffiti from our Best Albums of 2010 submission!!
Released June 8th 2010 on 4AD Records, Ariel finally released his much awaited and critically acclaimed ninth album; yet peculiarly soon to be found at the bottom of the iTunes bargain bucket? It's true to say that Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti may be more well known in The States and his fleeting European summer tour to promote 'Before Today' may not have done this album justice.
So here we are to lavish it with praise! This album was born in Cali with it's Psychedelic, lo-fi, LA cool and it's a smooth ride of rock n'roll tribute cast in an 80's era. 'Bright Lit Blue Skies' and 'Beverly Kills' provide classy 80's pop tribute whilst Number 1 Single of 2010 (as voted by Pitchfork) 'Round and Round' is five minutes of endlessly replayable circular bassline cool.
See below. And why not make a belated purchase you crazy, crazy cats.