Ty Segall and White Fence - Hair

Wikipedia can hide all kinds of ignorance, but with so much music around these days, why maintain any kind of pretence that you're in any way keeping up? Mr Ty Segall has apparently released six or so albums under his own name as well as a list of band projects and other stuff that has kept a small army of Wiki editors up long into the night. He has another album, Slaughterhouse, ready for release in June. I am, to be frank, not much the wiser.

The new effort, where he teams up with White Fence (again, no) appears to be fairly typical: po-mo authentic, vaguely fried acid pop-rock with some tasty guitar work, suggesting Mr Segall has spent a lot of time in the company of The Beatles and old Syd Barrett. Two young gentlemen appear to be sharing some waccy baccy on the sleeve. You get the drift. To pick out any particular tracks or highlights seems pointless, although the up-tempo stomper of 'Crybaby' is a mid-album boost. Hair is effortlessly consistent in what it does, although I think the refrain of '(I Can't) Get Around You' is lifted wholesale from a Seeds number. Stoned, immaculate but, as with so much new music, how many people will give a fuck is up for debate.

Overall

6

out of 10

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