Surgery Channel

The C.I.A. - Surgery Channel
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2023 Ratings: #36 / 42
User Score
Based on 27 ratings
Liked by 2 people
January 20, 2023 / Release Date
LP / Format
In The Red / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

77
Northern Transmissions

Surgery Channel has some great tunes, but in the immense musical landscape, bands like this are popping up every day, so is that enough anymore? I kind of expected to be more blown away.

74
Pitchfork
Ty and Denée Segall, along with the Cairo Gang’s Emmett Kelly, refine their abrasive sound on a record that writhes, swells, and undulates like the belly of a serpent.
74
Beats Per Minute

With a twisted approach to a tried sound, The C.I.A. expand on their declarations of their debut, enhancing every note, every string, every crash, and a lot of it comes from how well the three synchronize their unique sounds. This may be the most energized Ty Segall has sounded since Manipulator, and that can mostly be attributed to his wife and her piercing presence.

60
Exclaim!
While the sonic textures remain in their typical buzzed out territory, the tracks where tempos ramp to harrowing speeds don't entirely work.
60
Uncut
An uneven, ugly set that's still weirdly compelling.
andyintoronto
20

Not often I come across an album that I actively dislike and one that I can’t wait to be over, but this is it. I imagine this will be the worst album of the year.

th_initiator
71

▲ = Inhale Exhale, Impersonator, Bubble, Construct, Over
▬ = Better, Surgery Channel l+ll, You Can Be Here, The Wait, Under
▼ =

Themella
65

62nd album or EP of 2023.

Too-cool-for-school electro-scuzz.

Best track: Better

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Track List

1Introduction
1:37
55
2Better
2:36
68
3Inhale Exhale
2:19
65
4Impersonator
3:18
68
5Surgery Channel, Pt.1
2:54
73
6Surgery Channel, Pt.2
3:49
50
7Bubble
2:50
70
8You Can Be Here
2:09
68
9The Wait
2:13
75
10Construct
2:30
63
11Under
2:33
65
12Over
2:59
70
Total Length: 31 minutes
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Added on: October 20, 2022