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]
FormatCD, 7-inch, Digital download[1]
Genre
Length5:13
Label4AD
Songwriter(s)Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Audio sample
"Round and Round"

"Round and Round" is a song by the American hypnagogic pop band Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. The song is the fifth track of Haunted Graffiti's Before Today, the band's debut album on 4AD, and the song was released as a double A-side on April 26, 2010. Pitchfork Media placed the track at number one on The Top 100 Tracks of 2010[4] and number two on The 200 Best Tracks of the Decade So Far (2010-2014).[5] The Atlantic's Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones describes 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].Cole M. Greif-Neill later stated that he hid an impression of Carl Wheezer, a once popular cartoon character from the Jimmy Neutron series, at about the three minute mark in the song.

Guitarist Cole M. Greif-Neill remembered: "[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."[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Round and Round"5:13
2."Mistaken Wedding"4:02
Total length:9:15

References[edit]

  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. ^ "The Top 100 Tracks of 2010". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  5. ^ "The 200 Best Tracks of the Decade So Far (2010-2014)". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  6. ^ Beta, Andy (September 13, 2012). "Cover Story: Ariel Pink". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 15, 2014..