Still too early to tell how this fits in my imaginary Ariel Pink Hierarchy, but I do know there is a high number of moments on the album where I get the same subconscious tinge of familiarity that all my favorite AP material gives me. I linked to an interview a week or so ago (see Pink Hodgepodge thread) where he said that a lot of his basic musical ideas come from his musical memories as a child. I immediately knew what he meant because I grew up in the 70s and 80s and a lot of his stuff sounded like hazy memories of melodic hooks I may or may not have heard on the radio way back then, just a bit out of focus, and not easy to nail down. Its haziness gives it an impressionistic sheen, such that it sounds a little different depending on how closely you listen to it, and what else is going on in your head.
Anyway, I'm getting some of that with Bobby Jameson, probably more often than I did with the last couple of albums. That's all I was hoping for. So yay for that.
I think I nailed down a couple influences in my last post. But I could be off. That Madonna song in particular always resonated with me when I was a toddler. My older sisters listened to her constantly. What do you think?