Manipulator (LP)


Ty Segall

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Amoeba Review

07/04/2014

Yes! This is the Ty Segall album we were hoping for. Though there have been a lot of Ty Segall releases and side projects over the years to keep up with, there’s been such a surfeit of quality to his work that it hasn’t felt like a chore. But albums like his last solo release, Sleeper, was great but left you missing the rock-out Ty of his best previous release, Ty Segall Band’s Slaughterhouse, while the latter album was superb yet felt too short. On Manipulator, we get both the songsmith Segall and the guy who’ll beat you over the head with a big fat Sabbath riff in doses that add up to a perfect concoction. Songs like “The Singer” find Segall indulging his inner acoustic Cobain and orchestrating finely tuned power balladry, while tracks like the jangling “Tall Man, Skinny Lady” and blistering “Feel” unleash bluesy garage-rock mayhem that feels grown up yet never stuffy. Maybe the best thing about these songs is how classical they feel even while discovering new riffs and melodies locked within the simple confines of blues-inspired rock, like how the frenetic acoustics and unusual arrangement of “The Clock” don’t really sound like anything you’ve heard while retaining all the same elements. It’s sometimes like he walks into a place where everyone’s been hanging out for years and finds a door no one saw before. Maniuplator’s the kind of release you hope a Black Keys or Jack White fan picks up and comes to cherish, devouring the rest of his catalog and his many associates in the forever blossoming L.A./S.F. garage scenes.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Manipulator
Ty Segall 03:08
2.
Tall Man Skinny Lady
Ty Segall 04:02
3.
The Singer
Ty Segall 04:14
4.
It's Over
Ty Segall 02:59


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Feel
Ty Segall 04:15
2.
The Faker
Ty Segall 04:07
3.
The Clock
Ty Segall 02:52
4.
Green Belly
Ty Segall 02:31


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
The Connection Man
Ty Segall 02:17
2.
Mister Main
Ty Segall 02:46
3.
The Hand
Ty Segall 04:43
4.
Susie Thumb
Ty Segall 02:28
5.
Don't You Want To Know? (Sue)
Ty Segall 02:34


Side D Titles
Artist
Length
1.
The Crawler
Ty Segall 02:23
2.
Who's Producing You?
Ty Segall 02:53
3.
The Feels
Ty Segall 03:07
4.
Stick Around
Ty Segall 04:32

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