Editors’ Notes One-man cottage industry Ty Segall has assumed so many different garage-rock guises over the years (from Stooges-style fury to glammy, T-Rex-esque ballads) that the blend had ultimately become his own. A strange, restlessly catchy album glazed with buzzing synthesizers and alien vocal effects, Emotional Mugger stitches together the fever-dream psychedelia of Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd (“California Hills”) with warped humor reminiscent of early Frank Zappa (“Baby Big Man (I Want a Mommy)”) into a sound as alluring as it is unsettling.

SONG
Squealer
1
3:46
 
Californian Hills
2
3:09
 
Emotional Mugger / Leopard Priestess
3
5:20
 
Breakfast Eggs
4
2:35
 
Diversion
5
3:36
 
Baby Big Man (I Want a Mommy)
6
2:44
 
Mandy Cream
7
3:16
 
Candy Sam
8
3:17
 
Squealer Two
9
3:23
 
W.U.O.T.W.S.
10
3:01
 
The Magazine
11
3:56