Ty Segall Lemons

Ty Segall Lemons
Thanks to the likes of Jay Reatard, we're hitting another of those strides where proper dynamics and technique are forsaken for sloppy chops and the slippery, fall-apart-at-any-moment looseness of garage rock. Naturally, that goes hand-in-hand with production values that leave much to be desired. Fitting into such a square peg with incredible ease, Ty Segall pilfers from the echo-laden delivery of mid-'60s garage, making Lemons feel like something the Amboy Dukes would have recorded were they not so prodigious or caring for things like "tuning." Yes, the album is ridiculously catchy but throughout its 12 songs and 26 minutes, one can't help but wonder exactly where each riff, vocal melody and beat were ripped from. Well, at least underground burlesque shows and B-movie home cinema buffs have another disc to get all kooky to. (Goner)