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  • Artist(s): White Fence
  • Summary: The second collaborative album by Ty Segall and White Fence features 15 tracks that range from 16 seconds to over five minutes long.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
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  1. Jul 20, 2018
    80
    Unsurprisingly, their second joint venture has the white-knuckle ride aspect you’d expect from musicians who produce new music seemingly at will.
  2. Uncut
    Jul 18, 2018
    80
    Joy is both surer and sillier than Hair. [Aug 2018, p.33]
  3. Jul 20, 2018
    78
    Joy is an album to be combed through and prodded. It’s a testament to their shorthand with each other, which somehow ties all the fraying, crusty, silken, wiener dog, kitty cat threads so seamlessly together.
  4. Q Magazine
    Jul 18, 2018
    60
    It walks to the wobbly line between the sparkling and the indulgent with the former just about winning out. [Aug 2018, p.116]
  5. Mojo
    Jul 23, 2018
    60
    In its early stages, Joy feels not at all slight, dashed-off or inferior, launching out on a series of acoustic-rattling, inescapably Syd-Barrett-esque pop tunes whose wonky brevity is a virtue. [Sep 2018, p.93]
  6. Jul 23, 2018
    60
    Joy fails to replicate the shock of the new and for all its effulgent harmonies, a certain gnarly swagger has been lost.
  7. 40
    Sure, it’s worth making the effort if you’re already a Segall Stan or a White Fence mega fan, but beyond that? There’s little here to latch onto that’ll make your stay worthwhile.

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