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The 70 Best Albums of 2010

2010's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: Mature Themes

Mature Themes isn’t really a follow-up to Ariel Pink's 2010 breakthrough Before Today per se; rather, it actually feels like a prequel, with some songs covered up with a healthy layer of gauze.

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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: 2 June 2011 - New York

Ariel Pink's fuzzy casual performance was held together by Haunted Graffiti's supremely tight rhythm section.

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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Before Today

Some thought that Ariel Pink would be nothing without his tape fuzz and helplessness. Man, were they wrong.

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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: 4.May.2010 - New York

For those that like a little weirdness with their pop, Pink is your go-to man. And his output is likely what prompted a sold out show in the first place.

Maria Schurr
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Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti: House Arrest

Idiosyncratic lo-fi pop maestro serves up another platter of slack-psych-pop mayhem, and it's definitely a good thing.

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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Lover Boy

It’s fun to take a trip down a nostalgic path that never existed in the first place.

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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Worn Copy

Wilson's Smile and Dylan's Basement Tapes in under two years: The abbreviated half-life of a 21st century outsider artist.

Peter Joseph

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