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  • Summary: The second full-length release for The C.I.A., the rock trio formed by Ty segall, his wife Denée and Cairo Gang’s Emmett Kelly was recorded and mixed by Mike Kriebel.
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  • Record Label: In the Red Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Garage Punk, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Noise-Rock
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
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  1. Jan 24, 2023
    74
    With a twisted approach to a tried sound, The C.I.A. expand on their declarations of their debut, enhancing every note, every string, every crash, and a lot of it comes from how well the three synchronize their unique sounds.
  2. Jan 24, 2023
    74
    One of the most radical departures in Segall’s catalog and a significant breakthrough for the band, exposing and refining the complex mechanisms behind their murky sound.
  3. Jan 24, 2023
    60
    While the sonic textures remain in their typical buzzed out territory, the tracks where tempos ramp to harrowing speeds don't entirely work.
  4. Uncut
    Jan 24, 2023
    60
    An uneven, ugly set that's still weirdly compelling. [Feb 2023, p.25]