Ty Segall

Ty Segall - Ty Segall
Critic Score
Based on 28 reviews
2017 Ratings: #158 / 838
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Based on 216 ratings
2017 Ratings: #295
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January 27, 2017 / Release Date
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Drag City / Label
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The Skinny

This is an album of light and shade, an album of nuance – which might surprise some people. He wears his influences on his sleeve, sure, but he makes all kinds of beautiful rackets.

God Is in the TV
The quality of this album is such that it would be great if this was the album that brought him to the attention of a wider audience. He doesn’t need to compromise what he’s doing – and whatever the general music-listening populace are doing, those of us listening are glad to have him.
The 405

What sets Ty Segall apart from Slaughterhouse – and most of his albums – is the well-measured balance between the heavy Ty and the more melodious Ty. He moves back and forth throughout, but easily maintains unison under his idiosyncratic character; and the album is crafted to ebb and flow.

Pretty Much Amazing

I’m not sure if Ty Segall is the unifying artistic statement he’s been working toward this whole time (as late-career self-titled albums often are), but it might be his best work to date.

Northern Transmissions

‘Ty Segall’ almost plays like a greatest hits of everything the man does well, from acoustic psych-folk, to all out guitar assaults.

Loud and Quiet

After nine years of making albums under his own name, and countless others with countless others, this second eponymous effort will be a welcome addition to a bulging catalogue.

The Line of Best Fit

While the wide-eyed, erratic glory of Emotional Mugger remains a considerably more compelling voyage into the more demented depths of his sonic escapism, Ty Segall presents a case for the benefits of easing off the gas to fully take in the road ahead.


Segall’s new album feels like a sampler of what he’s been up to in the last half-decade. It's an easy entry point into his imposing catalog, and a complete portrait of his many capabilities.


Scraping off the garage 
rock grit and disjointed sharp edges that characterised his 
previous album ‘Emotional Mugger’ for this definitive self-portrait, Segall scrubs 
up great.


Ty Segall is a mixture of boisterous and blissful, and certainly is a great place to start if you're looking to introduce someone to Segall's ever-fattening discography.

American Songwriter

As much as Ty Segall is an album of potential singles material, it’s one of the most cohesive sets of music that Segall has released to date. On second thought, maybe his greatest strength isn’t his volume of output, but rather that he never stops growing as an artist.


Ty Segall works so much and so fast it's amazing that every record he puts out is worth hearing, if only to see if he's finally run out of gas and/or ideas. One jaunt through the bracing and surprisingly sweet at times Ty Segall is proof enough that he's run out of neither, and it doesn't seem like he will anytime soon.

Tiny Mix Tapes
I have no idea why somebody would make a thing like this. Thank god somebody did.

Ty Segall is his finest effort to date, a superb record and one that will help save rock ’n’ roll, which isn’t dead, it’s merely been regrouping.

Rather than an impeccably-presented monument, this album exists more as a peek into the notebooks and diaries of Ty Segall, with no filter, no bullshit and what seems at times almost like no editing.
With Segall’s magic touch shining brightly throughout, this eponymous offering once again demonstrates his effortless, and seemingly innate, ability to make the familiar feel fresh and enticing.
No Ripcord

He’s is nothing short of a chameleon when it comes to garage rock, and this is one of his most impressive outputs yet.


While far from a masterpiece, Ty Segall provides a neatly packaged summary for why the singer is a modern rock ‘n’ roll treasure.

Consequence of Sound

Segall’s brand of artistic abundance doesn’t leave a whole lot of room or time for marked growth. Great as Ty Segall is and as rich as the record sounds, it also serves to meet expectations rather than exceed them.


The fact that Segall is so dedicated to his craft is a double-edged sword. On one end this is everything a fan of the genre would want in a garage rock record; distorted guitars, heavy drums, and a vocalist with all the proto-punk requirements. On the other hand, this isn’t the record that is going to convert any on the fence listeners.

Despite a few too many lacklustre and inconsequential tracks, there are some incredible highs here and songs that will sound phenomenal when played live. Perhaps that’s enough.
Under The Radar

Segall can literally play every genre and play each well. On Ty Segall, he underlines this notion.

The Guardian
This is by no means zeitgeisty music, but it’s gratifying even so.
The Needle Drop

Prolific rocker Ty Segall drops a second self-titled album that shows how far he's come over the past decade.

For those who dig hook-layered sweet ‘n’ edgy ragged guitar lines up front and centre in the mix of some well crafted melodic power pop Ty Segall salutes you. Channelling big phat chunky vintage Crazy Horse grooves in the opening track, appropriately titled “Break A Guitar”, through and through Ty Seagall’s 2nd self titled release in nine years is all about the guitars, the guitars and the songs, the songs and the guitars. His 9th studio album in a recording career ... read more
First few listens this is my favourite ty segall album yet. Very raw yet organized. Very enjoyable. Will come back to this later.
Well, dear listener, the jaw-droppingly prolific garage rock wünderkid that is Ty Seagull Segall has done it again. Returning with his ninth solo studio album and follow-up to 2016's Emotional Mugger, Segall -- who slowly is beginning to look more similar to Kurt Cobain -- satisfies listeners with a modest collection of crunchy, densely-packed, guitar-driven jams such as "Break A Guitar," "Orange Color Queen," and "Papers," complemented by the sprawling, ... read more


Fav tracks: Break a Guitar, Freedom, Warm Hands, The Only One, Thank You Mr. K, Take Care
I've finally caught up on my scores so now I have a perfect score/review ratio! And it's fitting that it's this album that was the last one, seeing as it's one of my favourite Ty Segall releases. As a pretty avid fan of his, this album is just consistently hard hitting, but tender where it needs to be. And while this album doesn't have any of my absolute favourites of his, this is just undoubtedly wonderful.

Standout: Warm Hands (Freedom Returned)
favs: Break a Guitar, Thank you Mr K., ... read more
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Track List

  1. Break a Guitar
  2. Freedom
  3. Warm Hands (Freedom Returned)
  4. Talkin'
  5. The Only One
  6. Thank You Mr. K
  7. Orange Color Queen
  8. Papers
  9. Take Care (To Comb Your Hair)
  10. Untitled
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Added on: November 15, 2016