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Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27

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  1. Feb 26, 2014
    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. Expand
  2. Mar 23, 2012
    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. Expand
  3. Nov 4, 2011
    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
  4. Oct 3, 2011
    Toro Y Moi surpasses expectations as he comes back with even better no. 2. Itâ
  5. Apr 22, 2011
    This is my favorite album of the year so far. Ridiculously unique and amazing. I've got no idea why it hasn't scored higher. I could listen to it endlessly.
  6. Feb 28, 2011
    "Bundick strove to improve (in my opinion) on his first release by replacing much of the synth-pop and drum machines with a much wider array of instruments and an actual drum kit. The result is a richer, more musically diverse album that elevates Bundick out of the 'chillwave' genre to another level as a songwriter and arranger." For my full review see: Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Jun 6, 2011
    You can get long way into Underneath the Pine without gaining any clear impression of exactly what kind of record it is that you're listening to. But amorphous isn't the worst thing in the world to be.
  2. Apr 6, 2011
    Chillwave premier goes in search of the funk. [March 2011, p. 95]
  3. Apr 4, 2011
    Underneath the Pine is anchored by Bundick's reverbed, strangely ethereal voice-it's just as malleable and expressive as the rest of the electronics in his impressive repertoire.