12 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dark, crusty fuzz guitars dominate the music of Ty Segall, whose prolific output threatens to dilute the attention that should be paid to his committed allegiance to vintage rock 'n' roll. Shades of psychedelia present themselves in the mercury-like lead guitar lines and translucent melodies that date themselves back to the mid-to-late 1960s. "Love Fuzz" takes on guitar work worthy of modern fuzzheads like the Bevis Frond and Dinosaur Jr. and matches it with a rhythm track copped from the Stooges and a mock-falsetto that exposes Segall's love for bubblegum 60s pop. "Handglams" throws in a descending guitar riff worthy of any garage-punk collection. Fans of MC5, The Pink Fairies, Blue Cheer, the grungier tones of Monster Magnet and the Stooges should find much to outright love with this swamp of sound. "Gold On the Shore" throws in an acoustic number with harmonies that are enhanced by a production that keeps things a beautiful blur. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dark, crusty fuzz guitars dominate the music of Ty Segall, whose prolific output threatens to dilute the attention that should be paid to his committed allegiance to vintage rock 'n' roll. Shades of psychedelia present themselves in the mercury-like lead guitar lines and translucent melodies that date themselves back to the mid-to-late 1960s. "Love Fuzz" takes on guitar work worthy of modern fuzzheads like the Bevis Frond and Dinosaur Jr. and matches it with a rhythm track copped from the Stooges and a mock-falsetto that exposes Segall's love for bubblegum 60s pop. "Handglams" throws in a descending guitar riff worthy of any garage-punk collection. Fans of MC5, The Pink Fairies, Blue Cheer, the grungier tones of Monster Magnet and the Stooges should find much to outright love with this swamp of sound. "Gold On the Shore" throws in an acoustic number with harmonies that are enhanced by a production that keeps things a beautiful blur. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Eric Blankenship ,

I can't get "You're the Doctor" loud enough

Yeah

DocRevolt ,

Wow

Fantastic, beautiful album from one of the best musicians to come from the West Coast in the past decade or two. Ty really has mastered his craft here, to the point of making one of his best records to date while still maintaining an air that he's progressing forward and offering new material. Excellent.

Rojo Fuscodo ,

Ty Segall aka The Dude

This newest album by Ty only adds to his fantastically and quickly growing collection of face-melting, ear drum-exploding awesome. I recently saw him live in Richmond, Virginia and never thought I'd be so happy to have my ears ring for 3 days afterwards. Easily top 3 concerts ever. He opened up for Thee Oh Sees (another awesome band) and unfortunately, Ty got me so worked up, I hardly remeber Thee Oh Sees. 'Twins' is classic Ty and despite some of the reviews I've read about the album, does not dissapoint a loyal fan or disway a new listener. The album slows down a bit towards the end, but it still highlights Ty's talent and eptitude as a musician. Whether this is your first meeting with Ty or yet another encounter with The Dude, you won't be let down.

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