Pom Pom (studio album) by Ariel Pink

Pom Pom by Ariel Pink
Year: 2014
Release date: 2014-11-18
Overall rank: 894th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 350 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2014 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (131st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (894th)
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78/100 (from 350 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.8/100, a mean average of 76.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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90/100
From 03/28/2024 01:57
At its core, pom pom is a songwriting masterclass. This record is a treasure trove that draws from every era of pop, psychedelia, and alternative rock. Mind-bogglingly versatile, with an otherworldly lo-fi sonic palette. This music creates its own universe and inhabits it effortlessly. Don't let Ariel's irreverent silliness fool you--he is a brilliant songwriter with immaculate taste, who just happens to prefer a healthy dose of the absurd. "Dayzed Inn Daydreams" never fails to give me goosebumps.
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65/100
From 12/30/2022 22:30
Album Rating: 64.29
(1,093/17)


1.Plastic Raincoats In The Pig Parade. 60
2.White Freckles. 83
3.Four Shadows. 76
4.Lipstick. 77
5.Not Enough Violence. 96
6.Put Your Number In My Phone. 74
7.One Summer Night. 67
8.Nude Beach A Go-Go. 51
9.Goth Bomb. 66
10.Dinosaur Carebears. 67
11.Negativ Ed. 64
12.Sexual Athletics. 63
13.Jell-O. 03
14.Black Ballerina. 72
15.Picture Me Gone. 72
16.Exile On Frog Street. 04
17.Dayzed Inn Daydreams. 98
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80/100
From 09/06/2022 15:40
Solid record. Grew on me
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65/100
From 03/15/2022 23:33
This album always struggles to maintain my interest for the full 67 minute run time which is far too long for this record. However, it does have a few songs which are very enjoyable and the weirdness of the music works brilliantly on these songs. The tempo and energy that is maintained is a high point as well as there is always something crazy going on. This absurdity is why the album is loved so much and I can see why as it is so unique and interesting to listen to but it never really clicked with me. Some of the songs make me cringe due to the weird lyrics or music and there is so much I think that could be cut from this album. If it was closer to 30 minutes it would be stronger and feel more complete rather than bloated. Overall, this is an album that never really clicked for me but I very much enjoy some of the singles on here.
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85/100
From 02/01/2021 21:13
"Pom Pom" is an oddball hodgepodge of styles. Over the course of the album songs will change instrumentals and genres at a whim. Interlaced through are some spectacular songs. My personal favorite track is "Lipstick", a synth goth track told through the eyes of a murderer. The downside to these changes are a lot of the songs feel like novelties.
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80/100
From 09/22/2020 23:19
What if Frank Zappa, the Beatles and the Stooges decided to make an album in the 2010's?
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90/100
From 07/26/2020 01:37
Lots of fun songwriting and energy to be enjoyed on Pom Pom. A vast array of subgenres are represented here, each carefully place within the context of the album.
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75/100
From 03/30/2020 15:23
Great album, each songs are different and have catchy hook.
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From 01/08/2020 16:18
I'd be hard-pressed to say this isn't a top 10 album of the decade. Completely absurd yet incredibly accessible and intoxicating. This album is unlike anything I've ever heard before and although it is long, almost all of the songs are highly entertaining.

Favorite Tracks: Lipstick, Not Enough Violence, Black Ballerina, Dayzed Inn Daydreams
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75/100
From 10/12/2019 19:17
Pom Pom is absolutely one of 2014's strangest albums. I remain a little on the fence as to whether or not it's one of the year's best. In its favor I'll say it succeeds utterly in busting down any notion of musical genre, residing somewhere in the ambiguous terrain carved out by the likes of Frank Zappa in the 1970s. At its best Pom Pom is campy, funny, bizarre, and oddly mesmerizing. Then again, it's also obnoxious at times, with a kind of smirking irony that I find generally distasteful. The fact that you're seeing it appear in my 2014 chart is indication that I've tentatively come down on the side of finding it more a valuable contribution than a detraction, but I'll also confess that five years later I'm still chewing on it but not quite able to digest it. A polarizing album that still leaves me unsure which pole I'm drawn to.
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