Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti   The Doldrums
3.2
good
Release Date: 2004
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2.0 poorTheManMachine | January 9th 16

There's 'lo-fi' and there's this: aptly titled, The Doldrums is permeating with thrice-dubbed-over+thrown-underwater VHS befuddlement, siphoning early psychedelia and bedroom pop through a deliberately smudged lens. Ariel's homespun solo-specter-scribbles and prolific mouth-fx undoubtedly make for a warm-n-innovative aura, but it's also bumbling and disheveled to the point of utter irritation -- especially as an hour-plus endeavor. Xtra-especially when there was clearly potential being held captive in this closet of incoherent muck, something that would be further realized some years down the road when he embraced clarity and the musical companionship of other humans. But 'til then, cast your ears towards "Among Dreams" and "For Kate I Wait"; which double as this album's back-to-back saving grace legitimacies and circa-2007 skateboarder's interest-kindlers.

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4.0 excellentDoofBrother | June 5th 16
3.0 goodBurtBackNCrack | January 14th 16
4.0 excellentrovert620 | September 17th 15
4.0 excellentsteveharveyfanclub | July 7th 15
3.0 goodthatdamnpunk | June 14th 15
2.5 averageJordan Hageman | April 15th 15
4.0 excellentcovenspeak | March 31st 15
3.5 greatMatski | January 27th 15
3.0 goodfotzepolitics | September 15th 14
3.0 goodCyrus McElhaney | June 11th 14
4.0 excellentethos | April 27th 14
1.5 very poorLiteral Shota Addict | March 21st 14
3.5 greatClaudio | March 18th 14
2.0 poorobjectivity 420% | March 7th 14
3.0 goodunkle | November 12th 13
3.5 greatTimeizillmatic9 | September 2nd 13
3.5 greatitalianginge | July 11th 13
4.5 superbMeruem | April 15th 13
5.0 classicEthics | January 8th 13
2.5 averageurzadek | December 17th 12
3.0 goodZGP1992 | October 13th 12
2.5 averagesonictheplumber STAFF | July 29th 12
3.0 goodjules powell | April 24th 12
4.5 superbjinglingjongler | February 24th 12
3.5 greatvivapo | December 11th 11
3.0 goodAmoores | November 3rd 11
2.0 poorYotimi | June 7th 11
3.5 greatMuzix | June 4th 11
4.0 excellentdarnielle | May 6th 11
3.0 goodPierre Hysterical | May 4th 11
5.0 classicMiloszso | January 26th 11
5.0 classiclibanali | January 3rd 11
2.5 averageMunsuLight | January 1st 11
4.0 excellentAMGuide | November 3rd 10
1.0 awfulMikk | November 2nd 10
1.5 very poorRick Marson | May 7th 10
3.5 greatPlutonio | April 24th 10
3.5 greatsplurge | December 2nd 09
2.5 averageCeziria | October 12th 09
3.0 goodcodygeronimo | August 29th 09
3.0 goodniobium | January 25th 09

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