<h5>Ty Segall <em>Manipulator</em> Tracklist</h5>
2. "Tall Man Skinny Lady"
3. "The Singer"
4. "It's Over"
6. "The Faker"
7. "The Clock"
8. "Green Belly"
9. "The Connection Man"
10. "Mister Main"
11. "The Hand"
12. Susie Thumb"
13. "Don't You Want to Know? (Sue)"
14. "The Crawler"
15. "Who's Producing You?"
16. "The Feels"
17. "Stick Around"</blockquote>
Next week, Ty Segall will release his seventh studio album as a solo artist, Manipulator, but you can stream the full album above now.
Unlike many of Segall's previous records, the San Francisco musician and songwriter spent over a year working on Manipulator. In an interview with Pitchfork, Segall comments:
Honestly, financially, I never had the opportunity to make anything like this album before — modern music doesn’t allow for artists to work with independent labels to make crazy, expensive records. It just doesn’t happen. And I’m really lucky, working with Drag City, where we got the record done and were able to spend a little more money and time on it.
You can hear the extra production time in the songs' fuller arrangements, but Segall's music still possesses that raw quality that we've come to love about the California rocker. As Segall words it, "But this record was about finding out how to become a perfectionist while holding onto that rawness." Segall's goal was definitely met.
Another compelling factor in Segall's new record is how he fused elements from different genres into one sound. It's as if he took bits and pieces of all his past records and merged them into one cohesive statement about himself and his music. You can hear influences of classic and garage rock in tracks such as "Feel," which he did a wild performance of on Conan last week. On other tracks, especially "Don't You Want to Know? (Sue)," Segall features a different side of himself, his vocals bringing folksingers such as Neil Young and Bob Dylan to mind.
When discussing Manipulator, Segall said, "Each project has a limitation to it, which is great. This is the record with no limitations, which is its own limitation." Hopefully this record will give Segall the time and money to produce yet another album with no limitations, because the outcome has proven to be well worth the extra effort.