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  • Summary: The latest full-length solo release from garage rock artist Ty Segall is a 15-song cycle produced with Cooper Crain.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
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  1. Jan 25, 2024
    90
    This is an album that sounds like it’s had time spent on it. It’s brilliantly recorded, pristine and perfectly imperfect. [Jan 2024, p.20]
  2. Jan 26, 2024
    80
    You don’t need to be a Ty Segall fan to appreciate the magic of Three Bells, the artist has transcended any persona attached to him to pen some of his best music to date.
  3. Jan 25, 2024
    80
    He can still shred with the best of them (Wait, Hi Dee Dee, Watcher), but across this hour-plus album he revels in upending expectations, whether through abrupt tonal shifts (To You's new age synth excursions, Void's trippy synth hits), fried-metal no-wave (The Bell), or even a regular rocker that could pass for early Radiohead (Reflections).
  4. Jan 29, 2024
    80
    What Three Bells gives us is more than an hour of his musical stream of consciousness roaming wild and free—the results are unpredictable, imperfect and utterly fascinating.
  5. Jan 29, 2024
    78
    It’s an ambitious, uncanny, joyously unpredictable album that invites you to get lost within its house-of-mirrors design.
  6. Jan 25, 2024
    70
    The music is as diverse as ever — from psych folk to hard rock to prog-jazz to post-punk to stoner metal ― but Segall’s songwriting feels streamlined and clear-eyed, a welcome respite from the storm that surrounds it.
  7. Jan 29, 2024
    70
    “The Bell” and “Void” take Ty Segall’s listener on an extensive and restless ride in just the first 12 minutes of this 65-minute whopper. The album smooths out a little after that, settling in for 13 more tracks that don’t stray far from what Segall knows and does best.

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