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Review: 'SEGALL, TY'
'Ty Segall'   

-  Label: 'Drag City'
-  Genre: 'Indie' -  Release Date: '27 January 2017'

Our Rating:
Everyone knows Ty Seagall. Indie maverick workaholic genius who puts an album out every year, not forgetting the numerous collaborations he's involved in.

Many times I might have reviewed him and haven't and if this album is anything to go by I really have missed out. On this one he has been backed in the studio by a full band and, boy, are they hot. They play (slam) in the pocket and add colour in all the right places, are well rehearsed and drive the songs along until every last drop is wrung from every last bar.

The album has quite a 60's vibe to it (Beatles, Byrds etc) but also a hint of glam on tracks like opener 'Break A Guitar'. It mostly follows the three minute pop song template except for ten-minute track 'Warm Hands' which, despite its length still manages to fit perfectly into the album as a whole and not drag for one second. Clever huh?

Elsewhere, variety is provided by acoustic 'Orange Colour Queen'; country-tinged 'Talkin' whereby the songs do all the talking and toilet-smashing 'Thank You Mr. K'. Other highlights from a set of highlights are the seriously arch duo 'Papers' and 'Take Care (To Comb Your Hair)'.

This is an extremely confident and entirely listenable album and if it fails to bring him to a wider audience I will be mystified.
  author: Leo Newbiggin

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SEGALL, TY - Ty Segall