Round and Round (Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti song)

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"Round and Round"
Round and Round - Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti.png
Single by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
from the album Before Today
A-side"Mistaken Wedding"
ReleasedApril 26, 2010 (2010-04-26)[1]
Songwriter(s)Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Audio sample

"Round and Round" is a song written and performed by the American hypnagogic pop band Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti.[4] It was released as a double A-side on April 26, 2010 and appeared as the fifth track on Before Today, the band's debut album on 4AD.

Guitarist Cole M. Greif-Neill recalled of the track's creation: "[It] was like two songs in one. We wrote new parts and rearranged it in a total ramshackle way into a very-not-cohesive song."[5] The Atlantic's Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones described the song's styles ranging "from King Sunny Ade afropop to Holland-era Beach Boys with elements of musique concrete dropped in here and there."[3]

Pitchfork ranked the track at number one on "The Top 100 Tracks of 2010"[6] and number two on "The 200 Best Tracks of the Decade So Far (2010-2014)".[7]

Track listing[edit]

1."Round and Round"5:13
2."Mistaken Wedding"4:02
Total length:9:15


  1. ^ a b "Round and Round by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti". 4AD. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  2. ^ Petridis, Alexis (November 13, 2014). "Ariel Pink: Pom Pom review – pop music by someone who thinks it's beneath him". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Hinkes-Jones, Llewellyn (15 July 2010). "Downtempo Pop: When Good Music Gets a Bad Name". The Atlantic.
  4. ^ Schreiber, Ryan. "Best New Track: "Round and Round" by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  5. ^ Beta, Andy (September 13, 2012). "Cover Story: Ariel Pink". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  6. ^ "The Top 100 Tracks of 2010". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  7. ^ "The 200 Best Tracks of the Decade So Far (2010-2014)". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 18 August 2014.