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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27

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  1. Feb 26, 2014
    9
    If Causers of This ping-pong synth, catchy production and Underneath The Pine emotional nuance were to have a child, Anything In Return would be it. Toro Y Moi has found the middle road between already admired LPs, and is uncompromising in trying new things in his own style. Example: Harm in Change is the massive opener to end all massive openers in 2013, and Grown Up Calls plays with hisIf Causers of This ping-pong synth, catchy production and Underneath The Pine emotional nuance were to have a child, Anything In Return would be it. Toro Y Moi has found the middle road between already admired LPs, and is uncompromising in trying new things in his own style. Example: Harm in Change is the massive opener to end all massive openers in 2013, and Grown Up Calls plays with his voice layering in a very intricate way that comes off clean and effortless with the bouncy beat. The master blending of electronic deepness, funk grooves, intricate sampling and falsetto arrangements is near perfect in his style. Now onto the next carnation of Bull & Me. Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A fantastic album that once again breaks the boundaries of genre and expectation. A quirky and intelligent album with apparent influences from electronic house, hip hop, indie rock, funk, and Chaz's own personal style. Songs like Touch, Harm in Charge, Cola, and Studies really accentuate Chaz's growth as a musician, producer, and song writer. Expand
  3. Jan 25, 2013
    10
    Chaz does it again. With the beautiful entrance piece "Harm in Change" to the groovy stepping stone "Say That", Bundick sets the stage for his brilliant display of chilled-out pop sounds - and don't worry guys- he does not forget about his prolific use of samples. All of his tracks stand out if you listen to them without the bias of his previous albums. Sure, it may not be the heavilyChaz does it again. With the beautiful entrance piece "Harm in Change" to the groovy stepping stone "Say That", Bundick sets the stage for his brilliant display of chilled-out pop sounds - and don't worry guys- he does not forget about his prolific use of samples. All of his tracks stand out if you listen to them without the bias of his previous albums. Sure, it may not be the heavily processed, hip hop funk sounds of his previous projects, but he flexes his production muscle and shows us that he'll bring us clean, crispy, catchy pop without expecting anything in return. Expand
  4. Jan 24, 2013
    9
    This record is fantastic. Familiar sounds from Toro Y Moi, but also explores new terrain. If you're already a fan you'll enjoy this record. Definitely some more R&B influence than past albums, but it's a welcome change.
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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Oct 4, 2013
    50
    Bundick doesn't have a great voice. A one-man vehicle such as Toro y Moi won't fix that issue any time soon, so it might be time for some extra help.
  2. Mar 5, 2013
    92
    Make no mistake about it, most of the instrumentation on the album is just Toro y Moi. More so ‘Moi’.
  3. Feb 19, 2013
    70
    By trimming away the self-indulgent fat this uneven and overlong work might have been a landmark for Toro Y Moi. Instead it’s just another step in the path of of an interesting career.