triple j magazine album reviews, July 2011: Fink, Ty Segall

Two albums reviews for the July 2011 issue of triple j magazine.

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FINK – PERFECT DARKNESS (Inertia/Ninja Tune)

PERFECT Darkness marks another step in the steady evolution of Fink, as much as an artist as quietly consistent as this can actually evolve. The soul inflections that peppered his older releases have receded slightly, leaving a folk-driven palette that is more reminiscent of Fink’s English background. What hasn’t changed is the poised, acoustically driven song-writing and sparkling, minimal production, best exemplified on a cracking title track and the delicate spirituality of ‘Foot in the Door’. Sublime stuff.

DOWNLOAD: Perfect Darkness
Score: 8

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TY SEGALL — GOODBYE BREAD (Popfrenzy)
CALIFORNIA’S baby-faced Ty Segall has made a move towards the poppier end of garage-rock on Goodbye Bread, creating an album that could be performed in the carport of his childhood Orange County home without even his parents minding (well, almost). The slightly longer songs don’t pack the one-two punch of Melted, but work better in a compositional sense, with the descending progressions of ‘You Can’t Make the Sun Fry’ and unsullied reverb of ‘Fine’ being particularly brilliant. Get this record.
DOWNLOAD: You Can’t Make the Sun Fry
Score: 8

 

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