Manipulator (Ty Segall album)

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Manipulator
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Studio album by Ty Segall
Released August 25, 2014 (2014-08-25)
Recorded 2013
Genre Psychedelic rock,[1] garage rock,[1] glam rock[2]
Length 56:24
Label Drag City
Ty Segall chronology
Sleeper
(2013)Sleeper2013
Manipulator
(2014)
Emotional Mugger
(2016)Emotional Mugger2016
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic81/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
The A.V. ClubB+[5]
The Guardian4/5 stars[6]
Mojo4/5 stars[7]
NME8/10[8]
Pitchfork7.8/10[9]
Q4/5 stars[10]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[11]
Slant Magazine4/5 stars[12]
Uncut8/10[13]

Manipulator is the seventh studio album by American rock musician Ty Segall, released on August 25, 2014 on Drag City. The album took 14 months to complete, much longer than any previous Segall release.[14] It was also his longest album at the time, clocking in at 56 minutes. However, 3 ½ years later he released Freedom's Goblin, which surpassed the duration by roughly 18 minutes (74:48).

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Manipulator"3:10
2."Tall Man Skinny Lady"4:03
3."The Singer"4:16
4."It's Over"3:01
5."Feel"4:17
6."The Faker"4:09
7."The Clock"2:53
8."Green Belly"2:33
9."The Connection Man"2:19
10."Mister Main"2:48
11."The Hand"4:45
12."Susie Thumb"2:30
13."Don't You Want to Know? (Sue)"2:36
14."The Crawler"2:25
15."Who's Producing You?"2:55
16."The Feels"3:09
17."Stick Around"4:34
Total length:56:24

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 60
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 43
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[17] 48
French Albums (SNEP)[18] 101
UK Albums (OCC)[19] 73
US Billboard 200[20] 45
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[21] 8
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[22] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Northern, Taylor (October 20, 2014). "WATCH NOW: Ty Segall – Manipulator Review PLUS Video". Performer Magazine. Retrieved July 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ty Segall: Manipulator Album Review - Pitchfork". Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Reviews for Manipulator by Ty Segall". Metacritic. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ Deming, Mark. "Manipulator – Ty Segall". AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ Heller, Jason (August 26, 2014). "Ty Segall tweaks himself on Manipulator". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  6. ^ Hann, Michael (August 20, 2014). "Ty Segall: Manipulator review – an unadulterated joy from start to finish". The Guardian. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ty Segall: Manipulator". Mojo (250): 90. September 2014. 
  8. ^ Traynor, Cian (August 21, 2014). "Ty Segall – 'Manipulator'". NME. Archived from the original on May 19, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  9. ^ Berman, Stuart (August 26, 2014). "Ty Segall: Manipulator". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Ty Segall: Manipulator". Q (339): 118. October 2014. 
  11. ^ Weiner, Sophie (August 26, 2014). "Manipulator". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  12. ^ Cataldo, Jesse (August 23, 2014). "Ty Segall: Manipulator". Slant Magazine. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Ty Segall: Manipulator". Uncut (208): 66. September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Update:Ty Segall". 
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ty Segall – Manipulator" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ty Segall – Manipulator" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Ty Segall – Manipulator" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  18. ^ "Lescharts.com – Ty Segall – Manipulator". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  19. ^ "Ty Segall | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  20. ^ "Ty Segall Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  21. ^ "Ty Segall Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  22. ^ "Ty Segall Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2016.