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Ty Segall and White Fence


Latest collaboration from the Californian multi-instrumentalist and garage rock, lo-fi musician Tim Presley

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  1. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    For all its picking apart of rock’s history, there’s a peculiar newness to their music, and that’s a very rare thing when rock really is kind of dead
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Kindred spirits on a white knuckle ride
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Joy is both surer and sillier than Hair. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Body Behaviour sounds like it was culled from a 13th Floor Elevators album and A Nod has an early Pink Floyd quality, but there’s drum abuse to keep things fresh
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  5. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    It brings out good things in both men. Here’s hoping their next album isn’t another six years away
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  6. 7.0 |   All Music

    A few judicious cuts here and there and it would have been a very strong extended play instead of an uneven album that doesn't quite reach the level the duo attained on Hair
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  7. 7.0 |   Earbuddy

    Ty Segall and Tim Presley have fun! Sometimes you'll get to have fun also
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  8. 7.0 |   Clash

    Like a rickety wooden rollercoaster – there are a few nice inclines with some mildly disappointing drops between some pulsating flats, and you end up getting off slightly begrudgingly
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  9. 7.0 |   Punk News

    Joy more than lives up to its title as an energetic expedition back in time 50 years with two deliriously talented tour guides
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  10. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    Joy is a little tongue-in-cheek at times, but fans of these two should expect nothing less than lo-fi garage at its most controlled and singular
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  11. 6.0 |   Q

    It walks to the wobbly line between the sparkling and the indulgent with the former just about winning out. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Breezy and fun, but also slight and sadly filled with less exciting ideas than their previous joint project
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  13. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Joy fails to replicate the shock of the new and for all its effulgent harmonies, a certain gnarly swagger has been lost
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  14. 6.0 |   Crack

    Sometimes the jam sesh lacks drive, but even if Joy isn’t the most essential record in either artist’s deep discography, it’s a gratifying testimony to capturing a moment when it feels right
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  15. 6.0 |   DIY

    There’s much to savour here, and plenty to pass on as well
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  16. 6.0 |   Mojo

    There's plenty here to warrant repeat visits. Print edition only

  17. 5.8 |   Gig Soup

    Ty and Tim pen some juicily different rock here and there, but it’s missing the vital ingredients that tend to make psychedelic rock memorable – it’s the psychedelic without the sizzle
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  18. 5.8 |   A.V. Club

    Tracks like that rocking opening salvo, closer “My Friend,” and the ominous “She Is Gold” show the kind of hypnotic psychedelic knockouts these two can achieve when they keep their loonier side at bay
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  19. 5.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Sounds more like a between-projects sort of toss-off rather than the solid record they could have made
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  20. 5.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A haze of undercooked hooks and scattershot callbacks that never really leads anywhere
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  21. 4.0 |   NME

    There’s little here to latch onto that’ll make your stay worthwhile
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