Before Today

June 8, 2010 | Format: MP3

$9.49
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
2:26
30
2
2:25
30
3
4:26
30
4
3:35
30
5
5:08
30
6
3:56
30
7
3:27
30
8
5:46
30
9
3:19
30
10
2:34
30
11
4:00
30
12
3:49
30
13
2:14

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 8, 2010
  • Label: 4AD
  • Copyright: 2010 4AD Ltd
  • Total Length: 47:05
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B003JEHURA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,301 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
5 star
16
4 star
1
3 star
2
2 star
0
1 star
3
See all 22 customer reviews
Even sounding like an old album, you can really tell this material is brand new.
Gabriel rubin
The keyboards and music overall seems spooky; yet at the same time, fun, upbeat and playful.
Dr. Banner
It's all well worth the effort and you will be rewarded with repeated listenings.
bennyview69

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Dal on January 3, 2011
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
Before Today is my first introduction to Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, after months and months looking at the album and reading a few reviews and listening to the short samples here on Amazon, I decided to buy the album for 5 dollars. I can't decide if this album is pure genius, or completely rediculous insanity, probably a combination of both, either way, I cannot stop listening to it, I've played the album over 20 times now and still can't even begin to express my love and obsession with this album! I've tried showing this album to my wife and some friends. But, to my dismay they just look at me like I'm an idiot wondering what the hell I'm listening too, but I swear, if you give this album a chance you will see the magic and mystery in this album. It has some of the most amazingly crafted pop songs I have ever heard. I cannot wait to hear what comes out of this artist next.. Quick question for those who have been following him for a long time, is it worth investing in his older albums? Because I have heard this is basically a studio remastery of his older music show cased. Thanks in advance.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Matthew C. Davis on December 8, 2010
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
I haven't written a review of anything in a long time frankly because I haven't been this turned on by a band with a truly unique sound in a long time. I heard Round and Round on Sirius XM for the first time and was literally paralyzed by what I was hearing, this effect hasn't happened to me in a long time, last time I can honestly say this happened was the first time I heard Interpol, prior to that, The Sea and Cake, prior to that, The Smiths. I'm going through a timeline of 25 years here mind you... But truly, truly the most appropriate way to describe what I was feeling listening to this album (which I purchased very shortly after hearing Round and Round for the first time), would be going back to the utter bewilderment/excitement that I experienced seeing/hearing Culture Club's Karma Chameleon for the first time on a music video show (didn't have MTV way back when). I can't say it's the nostalgic sound of Before Today that makes me think of this or what, just my experience. Oh and I say Best Album of 2010 and very aware of bands like Broken Social Scene, Band of Horses, etc. most of whom I do enjoy.
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By bennyview69 on July 21, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is one of the finest pop albums to come along in a while; full of psychedelic riffs and rhythms, catchy harmonies and synthesizer heaven, jangly guitars, searing vocals and tight drums galore. They are reminiscent of The Beatles, Stones, Moody Blues, Sly Stone, etc It still has a very modern feel though. Fresh and exciting overtones of Pink Floyd exist here amidst the whole package which is airtight. Recommended highly to lovers of alternative rock/pop which soothes and satisfies even as it challenges the listener to follow along. It's all well worth the effort and you will be rewarded with repeated listenings. Trust me on this one; you'll thank me later.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Meerkat13 on January 30, 2011
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
I don't pretend to be a music critic, so this is simply from the perspective of an electic listener who knows what she likes when she hears it. This CD is amazing, and on my stereo the sound quality is fine. I hear hints of David Bowie and Lou Reed and REM here and there, but whatever and whoever may influence Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, they mix instruments, vocals and genres to come up with their own unique brew. (And I hardly ever find anything worthy of the overused "unique.") "Before Today" evokes the '70s and '80s but it's a totally today sound.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By 801 on December 17, 2010
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
OK, so I'm an Os Mutantes fan that just happened to get turned onto Ariel Pink because they are touring together. Wanting to maximize my concert enjoyment I bought the Before Today mp3 release, to at least be familiar with the songs before the show. I toyed with the idea for a while, but always was put off because, well, this guy is out there (and I'm a Mutantes fan) and Before Today was intentially recorded to sound like crap. That said, Ariel is awesome. This release is song after song of solid pop. I grew up in the 60's and it really takes me back. There are parts that sound like the 70's as well. If you give it a chance you will be hooked and love it. Rock on Ariel!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD
One of the few bands I think has really done something different in the past few decades. Brilliant, catchy songs. Weirdness everywhere. Low-fi, this, but nicely done. This is one of my most heavily played albums still after owning it for over two years. Get it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Suzinne Barrett VINE VOICE on December 13, 2013
Format: Vinyl
The more I play this album, the more I like it. Maybe skip over one or two songs, but still a very strong offering. Ariel Pink is as quirky as they come - he's your typical California flake love child who metaphorically speaking sat holed up in a basement for years making music DIY style. Then he branched out and actually hit the studio. Songs on album are quite infectious and have a childlike charm. Check him out on youtube to get the full off tilt vibe Ariel Pink brings to the stage. Find him very funny in fact, and he's the most unlikely rock star imaginable.

This album and also his follow up "Mature Themes" come highly recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
I bought this on vinyl months ago. The songs are STILL playing in my head. This record has a different feel than Ariel's other albums but in my opinion, this is where it's at. Think of a foggy street in a 1980's horror flick. Think of a 1970s gathering of mustahce'd friends. Think of flames violently licking the air. This is a great album to put on headphones for and close your eyes for the big picture... As I said, the songs consistently pop in my head and stay there - I am not complaining!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category