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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the British indie rock band was self-produced and self-mixed.
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  1. 85
    Happy in The Hollow is their most satisfying work to date, doubly notable for its being the first record the band have produced themselves.
  2. Jan 30, 2019
    84
    TOY make a strong case for Happy in the Hollow as their most cohesive and compelling record. The record’s intense, shadowy first half and airy, graceful second half culminates in an mercurial odyssey that unabashedly celebrates TOY’s eccentricities.
  3. Jan 24, 2019
    80
    Above all, it’s the melodies that stand out, whether in the wonderfully whacked out melodies of ’You Make Me Forget Myself’ or pacy ripples of ‘Sequence One’, all delivered with an insouciance that’s rather satisfying in these times.
  4. Uncut
    Jan 24, 2019
    80
    A further shift away from the full-throttle krautrock of their early years into something more sumptuous. [Feb 2019, p.37]
  5. Q Magazine
    Feb 4, 2019
    80
    A band recharged and re-energised. [Mar 2019, p.120]
  6. Jan 30, 2019
    75
    Having enjoyed the best of both worlds, TOY have returned with their boldest statement of intent to date.
  7. Classic Rock Magazine
    Feb 8, 2019
    30
    Gone is any trace of the searing vitality that drove their earlier records; in its place a winsome urge to recreate all of the waftiest, wimpiest moments from pop history. [Mar 2019, p.91]

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