Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Mar 18, 2011
    89
    This record a solid improvement over the excellent Causers Of This, and I am excited for his continued growth as an artist.
  2. Feb 25, 2011
    84
    Because Toro Y Moi is so closely linked with the likes of Neon Indian, Washed Out, and Memory Tapes, it's tempting to read into the success of Underneath the Pine as some predictor of those bands' collective staying power, or a direction others might take. But Bundick seems to be following nothing but his own internal compass.
  3. He remains an original, talented musician with his influences worn firmly on his sleeves; a contemporary proving that the past is still very much relevant.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 26, 2014
    8
    Dropping synth restructurings for live arrangements allow for Toro Y Moi to grow as an artist immensely on this work, but that exchange could have been avoided with a more impressive mashing of the two. There is something pleasantly - almost welcoming - haunting about moments in Underneath The Pine. The content in the songs have more emotionally depth than in his previous album, but the album also makes the listener wonder whether or not Chaz has the LP structure all figured it out, or still toying with ideas. Full Review »
  2. Mar 23, 2012
    10
    I've heard Causers of This and enjoyed it thoroughly. Catchy vocals, beautiful music and thought provoking atmospheres. But there's something about Underneath the Pine that feels... Classic. Never has an album had me repeating it over and over again. Whenever New Beat come on, I can't help but get into it; bobbing my head in the car, really feeling the music. Chaz Bundick has become one of my favorite musicians of all time. This album is funky, melodic, beautiful, calm, sad.... AMAZING. Full Review »
  3. Nov 4, 2011
    8
    Another great work confirmed by his Live performance..Dreamy and groovy, Bundick has realised an album that raises in beauty each time you listen to it Full Review »