Boomkat Product Review:
The freak pop genius returns sans Haunted Graffiti with the amazing 'Pom Pom', his first "solo" album proper. Aided by collaboration with legendary psych pop producer Kim Fowley, among other as-yet-uncredited contributors, it's a 17-song reminder of Pink's inimitable slant on '70s/'80s pop, applying a magpies eye and vultures beak to the bones of bubblegum garage, glam power pop and sun-kissed indie. We daresay this is Mr. Pink at his very, very charming best, doing ludicrous prog jams such as 'Exile On Frog Street' just as well as jinglistic psych with 'Jell-o' and timeless beachside harmonies in previous single 'Put Your Number In My Phone' or the scudding surf-bop of 'Nude Beach A Go-Go', as well as the synth-driven dance-pop peaks of 'Not Enough Violence' and the cheeky boogie downstroke, 'Black Ballerina'. To be honest i've been turned off the guy since he started recording for 4AD in 2010, but this album has massively turned us back on to his ineffable charms, kinda like meeting an old friend again an remembering how much they used to make you laugh. Bloody good times!