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The Doldrums

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Good Kids Make Bad Grown-Ups
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Strange Fires
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Among Dreams
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For Kate I Wait
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Haunted Graffiti
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Gray Sunset
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The Doldrums
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Envelopes Another Day
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The Ballad of Bobby Pyn
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Don't Think Twice My Love
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Until the Night Dies
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Crying
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Theme From Unreleased "Claris Garden"
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Let's Make a Campfire Tonight
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Young Pilot Astray
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Total Tracks: 15   Total Length: 62:37

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jugaluck

Wow, we have advanced so far in technology we are now reproducing the sound of a distant AM radio station being listened to on a 2 inch speaker-just like the 60's. I'll wait for the "re-mastered" version.

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weird in good way

borntochill

can songs invoke spirits?

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i love this album.

babylonsean

it might sound overwhelming the first couple of listens, but trust me, it is fantastic. the low-fi-ness just adds to Ariel Pink's allure. As my wife put it, "He is a walking timewarp."

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Five Star Album

richard.watson8

I listened to this album a couple times and promptly forgot about it. Then, several months later, a melody pops into my head and it's Ariel Pink and it's genius. In short: these songs will roam around autochthonously in your head with a life of their own for god knows how long. Sounds like a memory of somewhere/sometime you've never been to. A haunted BJ Snowden. Foggy and sloppy and sparkly and as unique and inspired as most anything out there.

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tight

timmygc456

uh, nah, i dont really think if youre animal collective or panda bear youll necessarily dig this. Theyre both weird, thats the only real tangible similarity i think. But while the AC and panda guys are more into manifesting luscious futuristic soundscapes from the bowels of geologists sampler or the metallic cry of deakins guitar, ariel is more of a time machine super ninja fighter, who takes songs that could have been smash hits twenty years ago and unleashing them onto the unsuspecting masses who pay no attention. In short, animal collective=future, ariel pink=past, but they both=awesome.

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Very Good

girlsong1

A really great album. A must have if you're into Panda Bear, or Animal Collective.

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Almost good, but somethings missing...

Bille

I find this is one of those albums you desparately want to like and you can understand why some people would love it, but it doesn't quite hit with me. THe ideas are great and its definately worth a listen, but you may have a hard time bopping on down to this. You'll have to put a bit of effort in and will get some rewards through multiple listens, but I would start with one of his more recent albums

They Say All Music Guide

Originally released as a CD-R, this acid-fried eight-track recording by this odd newcomer to Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks label is one of the most wonderfully skewed takes on classic pop you’re likely to hear. Tape warp and vintage hiss and hum are the outerwear, but some serious ’70s radio songcraft dwells underneath. This is the stuff Bowie heard in his dreams when not being terrorized by Satan living in his swimming pool. So dang it if we don’t have a lo-fi revival on our hands. But this new batch seems bound and determined to drag listeners back with writing so catchy and sounds so warm that it’s impossible to resist. Just pretend you’re Steve Buscemi’s character in Ghost World, and Maxell cassettes are the new 78-rpm records. – Joshua Glazer

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