Manipulator (album) by Ty Segall

Manipulator
Manipulator by Ty Segall
Year: 2014
Release date: 2014-08-26
Overall rank: 2,969th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 116 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2014 (51st)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (515th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,969th)

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Manipulator is ranked as the best album by Ty Segall.

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Manipulator track list

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 116 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 77.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

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75/100
From 10/29/2019 23:18
Manipulator, in my estimation, is the best thing Ty Segall has done, and that's an achievement for an artist who is both prolific and varied in what he does. Manipulator is loud and gritty, but also thoughtful and meticulously crafted in its way, an intriguing amalgum of glam-rock attention to melody and the berserker guitar solos that had, for me, represented Segall's signature style. "Who's Producing You?" is my favorite track here, as it brings together beautifully Segall's characteristically lacerating guitar fills, while at the same time championing rhythm and propulsion over shredding, not a surprising development when you consider that Segall also plays drums. Overall a multiplicitous album that celebrates the dynamic skills of one of garage rock's most soaring talents.
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90/100
From 10/23/2018 06:15
Still blown away by this album. This is his magnum opus. Every song has a sweet tangy taste and there are really no bad tracks here. The most solid Garage Glam album of the new era.
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From 12/09/2015 18:13
Had never heard of Ty Segall before listening to this album and I was blown away! Ended up making my top 10 list for 2014
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From 08/27/2014 16:34
The reigning garage rock king does it again. Certainly his most polished effort, but that doesn't mean it has become urbane. Just as frenetic and down right dirty as ever. I could listen to his fat fuzz all day.
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