LAST HEARD GIVING HIS inner punk a Black Flag-style thrashing with hardcore crew Gøggs, Ty Garrett Segall’s ninth solo album finds him back on far less aggressive form. Still grounding his sound in the fertile topsoil of the late 1960s and early ’70s, he weaves hard rock, psych, glam and pop into a vibrant patchwork whirl that borrows liberally from the likes of Marc Bolan and The Beatles, David Bowie and Big Star. Stunt-plane solos and chunky riffs electrify Break A Guitar and The Only One, while acoustic cues and minor-key mellowness hold sway across Orange Color Queen, Papers and Take Care (To Comb Your Hair). 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.
Ty Segall’s self-titled album is streaming here: