Twins - Ty Segall
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  • Summary: This is the San Francisco rock singer's third release in 2012 (the other two were: Hair with White Fence and Slaughterhouse with his own band).
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
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  1. 90
    The music on Twins is more of the fantastically great quality we've come to expect.
  2. It's the best album of its kind to come out this year and, perhaps even more significantly, Segall's best work to date.
  3. 80
    Everything he does is good: melodic, enervated and loud. Twins, though, is a record that goes out of its way to court the floating rock vote, upping the melodies and toning down Segall's more wayward psychedelic digressions.
  4. Oct 9, 2012
    80
    Twins doesn't stick to the middle or even pick a lane. It swerves, visiting territory well-tread with a perspective that feels new.
  5. Nov 6, 2012
    80
    A genuinely engaging and fun album.
  6. Oct 9, 2012
    75
    It's another strong entry in his fuzz-garage/acid-punk free-for-all, if not quite as ferociously relentless as its predecessor, "Slaughterhouse" (In the Red).
  7. Oct 8, 2012
    60
    Segall throws a lot of stuff against the wall to see what sticks, and not all of it does, but it's still impressive that he's capable of pumping out so much music in so many closely related veins without repeating himself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. May 3, 2013
    8
    A lot of this music reminds me of the psychedelic punk 60s band Big Brother and the Holding Co. They added Janis Joplin to the band to do vocals, and she had her work cut out for her. I love this album. So refreshing, invigorating and highly recommended. Collapse
  2. Sep 14, 2013
    8
    There is nothing new here, but there is plenty that is brilliant. If you enjoy straight, loud frenetic garage rock and psychedelic rock, then you will definitely love this. Every song is fairly basically arranged, but the results are as satisfying as scratching an itch, and this scratches many itches. Expand
  3. Oct 12, 2012
    8
    It is strange album, and there is beauty in this strangeness. In fact, that sound won't carry us away in some outer space, but at the same time, this is an album that creates a wonderful atmosphere and allows us to go in there and take perhaps the most comfortable place. Every song which I heard was pretty simple, but it was just the first impression. After some time your ears will find something very interesting and fascinating, something that would never ever let you forget about what you heard. Expand