Mature Themes

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Mature Themes
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes.jpg
Studio album by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Released August 20, 2012 (2012-08-20)[1]
Genre Psychedelic pop, indie pop
Length 48:15
Label 4AD
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti chronology
Before Today
Mature Themes
Early Live Recordings
Singles from Mature Themes
  1. "Baby"
    Released: July 9, 2012 [2]

Mature Themes is an album by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, which was released on August 20, 2012 at 4AD. The lead single and closing track from the album is a cover of the Donnie and Joe Emerson song "Baby".[2] The song was met with positive reception from the music press, receiving a "Best New Track" by Pitchfork Media.[3]

In July 9, "Only in My Dreams", another track from the album, was released for streaming and digital download, and the band announced a European tour that will go from November 7 to December 6.[4][5]

The album was recognized as one of The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far, a list published by Pitchfork Media in August 2014.[6]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (74/100) [7]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [8]
The A.V. Club (A-) [9]
Pitchfork Media 8.5/10 [10]
Clash (magazine) 7/10[11]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars [12]
Robert Christgau (A-) [13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Kinski Assassin"   2:59
2. "Is This the Best Spot?"   1:47
3. "Mature Themes"   2:47
4. "Only in My Dreams"   3:12
5. "Driftwood"   4:22
6. "Early Birds of Babylon"   5:15
7. "Schnitzel Boogie"   4:35
8. "Symphony of the Nymph"   4:35
9. "Pink Slime"   2:11
10. "Farewell American Primitive"   2:55
11. "Live It Up"   4:03
12. "Nostradamus & Me"   7:25
13. "Baby" (featuring Dam-Funk) 4:49
Total length: