Slaughterhouse

Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 90
    Segall takes us on a tour de force that is short and succinct in nature and delivery: the music swells with an infinite amount of pulse and drive and supported by Segall's remarkable ear for melody, it's simply another winner in his long-standing discography.
  2. Jul 13, 2012
    70
    It's not Segall's best, but Slaughterhouse sits near the top of the heap of loud, ignorant party garage.
  3. Under The Radar
    Jul 9, 2012
    70
    The combined effort finally nails that heady, hard-edged retro sound. [Jun 2012, p.155]
  4. Jul 9, 2012
    80
    [Slaughterhouse is] a master's thesis of reverb, crafted by an electric orator who, more and more, finds the pithiest ways to worship the guitar as instrument, drug and weapon.
  5. Jul 6, 2012
    88
    Slaughterhouse is the fourth album the ultra-prolific Ty Segall has released in the last 18 months, and it's the best of the bunch.
  6. Jul 6, 2012
    80
    As an album that can trace its lineage to tripped out rock & roll of The Cramps' classic Psychedelic Jungle, this is a record that will delight the type of antisocial delinquent given to dabbing, dropping and freaking out.
  7. Uncut
    Jul 5, 2012
    80
    A head-first plunge into the psych-punk muck. [Aug 2012, p.76]
  8. Jul 5, 2012
    90
    Truly electrifying.
  9. Jul 2, 2012
    90
    Segall pushes things towards 11.
  10. Jun 27, 2012
    70
    This is an album that's impossible to play quietly, and if this music is an assault, by the time Segall is midway through "Fuzz War," don't be surprised if you're signing on for this particular fight club.
  11. Jun 27, 2012
    80
    The results surge with the crackling, raw power of their notorious live performances.
  12. Slaughterhouse is one of the most vital and animal rock records in a recent memory.
  13. Jun 26, 2012
    79
    It's welcome progression for Segall and crew, one that's as enjoyable as it is ear-splintingly raucous.
  14. 80
    There isn't a whole lot of blood in Slaughterhouse, but it is a thrill ride, and an exhausting one at that.
  15. Jun 26, 2012
    83
    Slaughterhouse won't go down as Segall's best record, but it's nearly as much fun to play as it sounds like it was to make.
  16. Jun 26, 2012
    70
    Slaughterhouse is still a hell of a rock album, one that shows us the speedy evolution of Segall as a songwriter and gives us a convincing document of his touring band's energy.
  17. Jun 25, 2012
    87
    It's one thing to be heavy, and it's another thing to be hooky, but Slaughterhouse is the rare garage-rock album to do both so well simultaneously.
  18. Jun 25, 2012
    80
    This is dark, feverish garage rock as it's meant to be played.
  19. Jun 22, 2012
    88
    All of this should be terrible or grating, but because it kisses and licks every flaw and quirk with such purposeful gusto, the result is immensely entertaining and kind of magical.
  20. Jun 22, 2012
    70
    A swift punch of an album which inevitably hits some artistic limitations, but succinctly delivers all the timeless qualities of in-yer-face riffage from a snotty garage band.
  21. Jun 22, 2012
    80
    There is enough control behind all the madness to ensure that the result remains just the right side of uncompromising.
  22. Jun 22, 2012
    75
    Taken as a whole the album is great slab of rock and roll music.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 14, 2013
    7
    Louder and dirtier than Ty Segall's Twins, released shortly after this. Slaughterhouse is the Habanero to Twins' Jalapeno. A very catchy andLouder and dirtier than Ty Segall's Twins, released shortly after this. Slaughterhouse is the Habanero to Twins' Jalapeno. A very catchy and less psychedelic than Ty's solo work, but not entirely dissimilar. An album definitely work picking up. Full Review »
  2. Jul 25, 2012
    9
    This is a very exciting and unexpected release. I am glad someone is making music like this out there! It's like Ariel Pink's Haunted GraffitiThis is a very exciting and unexpected release. I am glad someone is making music like this out there! It's like Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti meets (Insert your fave metal/garage band here) ________. Full Review »
  3. Jul 16, 2012
    7
    Ty Segall has been setting the garage rock scene on fire for the past six years. Starting out with the Epsilons and his solo stuff in 2006 andTy Segall has been setting the garage rock scene on fire for the past six years. Starting out with the Epsilons and his solo stuff in 2006 and 2007, since then Ty Full Review »