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Three Bells

Ty Segall

Three Bells

Album number fifteen from the Laguna Beach, California multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter

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  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    This is an album that sounds like it’s had time spent on it. It’s brilliantly recorded, pristine and perfectly imperfect. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    This double LP has sonic coherence across 65 minutes of taut, sinewy but ever-unpredictable compositions, with a subtly altered sound palette. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Prolific garage-nik Ty Segall continues to zig when you expect a zag – Three Bells is packed with tonal shifts and unexpected moments
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  4. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    Ty is a master of productivity and seems to relish in the minutia of the double Lp medium, and this album really encapsulated his ability to get lost in the music and create whatever the fuck he wants
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  5. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    The California garage rock giant’s new album arrives all over the musical map
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  6. 8.0 |   The FT

    The Californian psych-rock obsessive is back with his 15th studio album that shows considerable ingenuity
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  7. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    The garage rock auteur’s latest is a mid-career standout full of gunky riffs and tender love
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  8. 7.6 |   Spectrum Culture

    Segall’s recent experimentation yields songs with a rich sonic palate, sprawling weirdness, and high-level musicianship
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  9. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    If you like Ty Segall, you’ll get plenty more of what you like about him on Three Bells along with drums used as a compositional tool and a rhythmic one
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  10. 7.0 |   All Music

    2023 was the rare year in which Ty Segall didn't get around to releasing an album, so the appearance of Three Bells in January 2024 bodes well the creative energies of one of the most interesting figures in indie rock
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  11. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    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
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  12. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    At around an hour’s runtime, Three Bells is a long record, but each track yields something new. Apt, then; for as Ty Segall approaches elder statesman status, he too shows no signs of stagnating
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