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Music journalists have spent the better part of Ty Segall’s career repeating the same observations — namely, that he’s incredibly prolific, a California rocker to the core, and unafraid to advertise his undying love for T. Rex. Granted, none of these are untrue, but the rhetoric surrounding him has shifted in the weeks following the release of