GENRE | GARAGE POP PROGRESSION
VERDICT | A PLACE IN THE SUN
LABEL | DRAG CITY
RELEASE | 10.9.12
Ty Segall’s latest is hard-edged, assertively distorted rock at its finest. It’s very sunny and considerably hooky, making it characteristically consistent with a Segall record. It’s pummeling but pretty, full of elusive daydreams and lumbering lyrics. But on the album, the songs don’t trip on their own collective psychedelia:
they bounce happily all over the place.
“Would You Be My Love” is an ultra-shiny and head-swaying ode, while “Who Are You?” capitalizes on pins-and-needles guitar with a richer grip in the details. “Love Fuzz” isn’t just a well-titled track, but it’s one that encapsulates the ever-changing moods of Twins. It’s upbeat yet experimental, intense yet wide-ranging, textured yet expansive.
Twins is a beautifully washed-out and deceptively introspective listen, something Segall clearly anticipated when he first set foot in the studio to record it.