Freaking Out [EP] - Toro y Moi
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  • Band members: Chaz Bundick
  • Summary: The latest five-track EP from Chaz Bundick sees the musician return to a more electro-pop sound.
  • Record Label: Carpark Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop
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  1. Dec 6, 2011
    80
    Like every track on this EP, it's an incredibly precise and convincing reconstruction of mid-80s electro-pop that is nostalgic with out the obfuscating murk of H-Pop. [Nov 2011, p.70]
  2. Oct 4, 2011
    80
    With the Freaking Out EP, Bundick moves from vaguely funky 1980s-tinged makeout jams to more explicitly funky 80s-tinged dancefloor jams-- think Chromeo. The change isn't as successful as his best work, but it still makes for a plenty rewarding between-albums EP.
  3. Nov 9, 2011
    80
    The five songs on Freaking Out don't diverge much from the mutant bubble-funk of Underneath the Pine, which, by all means, is a very good thing. [Oct. 2011, p. 111]
  4. Oct 26, 2011
    70
    This is about energy, and there's more than enough here to make ravers happy.
  5. Jan 18, 2012
    70
    The only problem with Freaking Out is that it's so short!
  6. Nov 11, 2011
    70
    His songwriting keeps growing hookier and more ingratiating. [#81, p. 59]
  7. 60
    A more or less identical tempo on all songs and very little variation in the synth timbres aid and abet the disco vibe, yet they also come off as a bit monochromatic.

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  1. Jan 4, 2012
    6
    After scoring a rather splendid album at the beginning of the year, Toro Y Moi added another release to his spotless collection. Freaking Out EP is a straight-to-dancefloor five-track haven for all those not tired of New Yearâ Expand