Tosta Mista - Hooded Fang
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 16, 2012
    70
    By focusing on the sweetest of hooks amid some wonderfully retro-twanging surf guitar and licks from dusty Tijuana barrooms, it really clicks with immediate effect.... This is quite the upbeat treat.
  2. Mar 29, 2012
    60
    There is a naïve charm to their rudimentary rock and 'Tosta Mista' is a sporadically great introduction to those charms.
  3. Mar 29, 2012
    50
    While Hooded Fang's two-and-a-half minute pop songs are absolutely fine, you'll struggle to find the time for them when there are already so many better ones out there.
  4. 70
    Dammit if they're not real handy at no-fi surf-rock jangle ... an unapologetically upbeat 23 minutes.
  5. Mar 29, 2012
    60
    Simple, lo-fi surf rock fuelled by Daniel Lee's charismatic, laconic singing and melodies as memorable as ever.
  6. Mar 14, 2012
    60
    It's beguilingly slapdash, but its brevity - seven songs in 23 minutes - nonetheless makes this a frustrating listen. [April 2012, p.98]
  7. Mar 29, 2012
    60
    At their best – on ESP, the title track, or Jubb – Hooded Fang are the kind of pleasantly brattish garage poppers we've heard a thousand times before, and will hear a thousand times again.
  8. Apr 26, 2012
    80
    Tosta Mista fades like a film score and then hit you with a bang on "Clap." [Feb 2012, p.89]

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