Fuzzy, catchy, and well-balanced between garage and glam, “Break a Guitar” has infectious riffs and a tongue-in-cheek vibe.
Adriane Pontecorvo: Some killer shredding lends some much-needed weight to Ty Segall’s bouncy take on '70s-style rock and roll. Fuzzy, catchy, and well-balanced between garage and glam, “Break a Guitar” has infectious riffs and a tongue-in-cheek vibe. It may be one of the safer cuts from Segall’s repertoire, but it makes for an unmistakably enjoyable listen, and still showcases some pretty sick guitar skills -- not to mention some quirky video cameos by the likes of Fred Armisen and Jack Black. [7/10]
Steve Horowitz: As a general rule, it is best to avoid fuzzy things. Fuzzy tacos, fuzzy cheese, fuzzy sweaters are all best left alone. That said, who doesn't love the sound of a fuzzy guitar. We are wired to think it is cool as it resembles the tan line on strippers, the part we think we are not supposed to notice but gets the most attention. Wish there was more to this song than a fuzzy guitar, but a fuzzy guitar has its merits. [6/10]
Jedd Beaudoin: Does it want to be glam? Metal? Glam sludge? Whatever it is, it's nicely done if a little over the top at times. That said, I can imagine cranking the heck out of this inside a retrofitted van. Fuzzy dice, tinted windows, cut off jeans. I'm in. [6/10]