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Ty Segall and White Fence


A collaboration between like minded garage rock upstarts

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  1. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    Hair deserves better than being drawn and quartered into call-outs to other, older, more familiar bands. Listen closer, and Hair might even sound like what’s coming on the horizon
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  2. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Hair is the self-assured work of two people who were clearly having a fantastic time jamming together
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  3. 8.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    Though some will chide the album for being so firmly rooted in nostalgia, there’s just too much to like here to make any real criticism out of that
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  4. 8.2 |   Pitchfork

    The songs they write together are not anthems. They are puzzles built from rock-music parts, and you don't pump your fist to a puzzle. But they are peculiarly absorbing, and they only grow more so with repeated listening
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The squalling ramalams are invigorating and the songwriting deceptively sweet. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   BBC

    Fine and adventurous release, which finds depth and nuance in the often tryingly two-dimensional world of garage revivalism
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  7. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    It swirls and it combusts, it annihilates and it soothes; best of all, it’s the perfect balance between retro and modern-day sensibilities
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  8. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    One for genre fans only, probably, but one for them to cherish
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  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Segall's charms are as abundant as his releases; may his well never run dry. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   NME

    Displays a fondness for vintage 60s psych and the spooky microdot-pop of Thee Oh Sees
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  11. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Prolific songwriter Ty Segall and Californian rock/art collective White Fence are far from shy about their influences on this bold, brief (30-minute) outing
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  12. 7.5 |   Bowlegs

    These are musicians working off each other, genuinely writing music that fuels their passion
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  13. 7.3 |   Paste Magazine

    During its finest moments, though, like the swinging, swaggering “Crybaby,” it sounds like the best music in the world
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  14. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Segall and Presley manage to occupy the spaces left vacant by each other, leaving listeners to wonder, with every continuous spin, where one of them ends and the other begins
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  15. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    The seeds of their growth are quite clearly intertwined in the past and they have taken the remnants of those movements which they admire the most and remoulded a form of rock and roll to their own imaginings
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  16. 7.0 |   music OMH

    It is a commitment-free fling of an album that you'll fool around with, but you'd never take home to meet the parents
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  17. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    The two artists instead spend half an hour playing to their pre-established strengths – staying in their comfort zones, and riding the fun, sloppy, rockin' sound to its effortlessly entertaining destination
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  18. 6.0 |   Q

    An authentically deranged vibe. Print edition only

  19. 6.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Stoned, immaculate but, as with so much new music, how many people will give a fuck is up for debate
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