TOY

  • Record Label: Heavenly
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2012
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Sep 18, 2012
    60
    They're much fuzzier than Deerhunter, more jam-inclined than The Horrors, far lighter than Slowdive – and if it's true that they're introducing the kids to krautrock and psychedelia I'm all for it. Perhaps more of an homage than an invention, then, but still, an absorbing debut.
  2. Uncut
    Sep 14, 2012
    60
    "The Reason Why" and "Motoring" swath Tom Dougall's sighed vocal in sheets of Ride-like guitar. [Oct 2012, p.87]
  3. Sep 10, 2012
    60
    Running to 58 minutes, there are inevitable longueurs, too, where the five-piece nod rather than soar. Still, their full immersion convinces.
  4. Q Magazine
    Sep 6, 2012
    60
    Though frontman Tom Dougall's subdued vocals prove a little one-note over an album, the ground's certainly safer than it was three-fifth of Toy's old band. [Oct 2012, p.112]
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  1. Sep 14, 2013
    7
    TOY are an outfit derived from Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, a band better known for being the butt of many jokes for their seeminglyTOY are an outfit derived from Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, a band better known for being the butt of many jokes for their seemingly endless delays of releasing an album before splitting up before doing so. I actually saw them supporting the Cribs in 2008, and they were very underwhelming. It is good to see then that the remaining members have managed to regroup with such success. TOY is a very solid psychedelic album that never drifts far from it's formula, and I hope to see more from them. Full Review »