Hair - Ty Segall
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. May 9, 2012
    80
    Hair represents the best possible outcome of the collaborative record.
  2. May 2, 2012
    70
    [A] fine and adventurous release, which finds depth and nuance in the often tryingly two-dimensional world of garage revivalism.
  3. Two of the more prolific musicians of our time have come together to put out eight interesting tracks.
  4. Apr 25, 2012
    80
    The chemistry is electric, but Hair's most rowdy, rewarding moments occur when Segall and Presley's respective genre sensibilities clash instead of compromise.
  5. May 7, 2012
    77
    Hair is more of a juicy stew than a straight-up throwback record.
  6. 80
    It swirls and it combusts, it annihilates and it soothes; best of all, it's the perfect balance between retro and modern-day sensibilities.
  7. 80
    There's a strong sense of pop hooks all over and with a rock vibe that is both heavily-induced and rendered, Segall and Presley have delivered a terrific debut.
  8. Apr 20, 2012
    70
    Ty Segall and White Fence haven't reinvented themselves, nor have they revolutionised garage rock, but Hair stands as a welcome reminder of how enjoyable guitar and drum music can be both to play and to hear.
  9. Apr 23, 2012
    70
    Hair works because even when the pieces aren't well integrated, they are often enjoyable listening.
  10. Apr 23, 2012
    80
    Their unholy powers combined, they give us Hair, a raucous, psychedelic guitar skirmish that transcends descriptions of its creators' individual works.
  11. Jul 18, 2012
    80
    Segall's charms are as abundant as his releases: may his well never run dry. [Jun 2012, p.84]
  12. Apr 23, 2012
    70
    It's fun while it lasts, but it's easily forgotten once over.
  13. 80
    With the help of 'Cisco fuzz-pop linchpin Mikael Cronin, they've turned out a collection which displays a fondness for vintage '60s psych and the spooky microdot-pop of Thee Oh Sees.
  14. May 3, 2012
    70
    What is required to create a record which is grown from the compost of the past and still remain original is something close; perhaps not quite; not entirely; but nearly, genius.
  15. May 10, 2012
    80
    It's not particularly deep, but it's energetic, buoyant, fun and more than a little infectious.
  16. Apr 24, 2012
    73
    What's it sound like? A lot like Segall's proper solo material, frankly.
  17. May 4, 2012
    82
    [The songs] are peculiarly absorbing, and they only grow more so with repeated listening.
  18. Apr 30, 2012
    70
    On Hair 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.
  19. Jun 21, 2012
    60
    It's not ground breaking, but its commitment to creating an authentically deranged vibe could see your fringe grow an inch with every song. [Jun 2012, p.109]
  20. May 1, 2012
    91
    As pleasurable it is to listen to, Hair sounds like it was even more fun to bash out.
  21. Apr 20, 2012
    80
    One for genre fans only, probably, but one for them to cherish.
  22. Apr 23, 2012
    80
    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.
  23. Apr 20, 2012
    80
    [A] feisty, psych-tinged hook up with Tim "White Fence" Presley. [May 2012, p.80]
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 26, 2012
    7
    On the "Hair" we will find in greater extent songs falling under the classic rock genre. Starting from the lethargic "Time" somewhat reminiscent of Elliot Smith's achievements, through a truly exuberant "I Am Not A Game" supported by lots of synthesizers thanks to whom song seems to refer to the '60s and '70s and finally the kind of lo-fi "Scissor People". It should be mentioned that almost all ofthe songs are performed in the same style where instrumental parts and solos were taken really seriously - which may resemble the band Thee Oh Sees. Full Review »
  2. May 6, 2012
    9
    Not to shabby. I listened to Ty Segall's album "Goodbye Bread" last year and thought that it was great. This year, he has come out with more songs that have a very similar feel to them as "Goodbye Bread". Overall, it showcases nice guitar riffs and catchy beats. Well done Ty. Full Review »