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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for Chaz Bundick as Toro y Moi features guest appearances from ABRA and Wet.
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Freelance
Oh, walk on the water For me Just for me baby, o.k Oh, there's always gon' be pressure, o.k Pressure Nothing's ever worse than work... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jan 22, 2019
    80
    With 2019 fresh upon us, hopefully the splendour of Outer Peace is an eclectic foreshadowing of a thrilling year in music.
  2. Q Magazine
    Jan 15, 2019
    80
    A typically quirky commentary on contemporary culture's transient nature that's also attuned to the shifting moods of modern club sounds. [Feb 2019, p.116]
  3. 75
    His chillwave sensibilities remain, but they’re bolstered by more direct elements from the popular hip-hop and disco funk sounds of today.
  4. Jan 18, 2019
    70
    Subtract the handful of tracks that fall into this category [come off like bad imitations of Drake or the Weeknd] and what's left is a fun, very well-crafted EP of uplifting dance music, the best Bear has made yet. Add them back and the record ends up a very mixed, somewhat disappointing bag that takes Toro y Moi to some exciting new places, but also treads familiar ground.
  5. Jan 22, 2019
    65
    Overall, the first half of Outer Peace sparkles, but there is a disappointing limpness to the second part which suggests that the ideas ran out and two EPs of excellent material could have been produced instead of one album’s worth of work.
  6. Jan 15, 2019
    60
    A transitional work perhaps, but whichever fork in the road he follows next, you feel he’ll continue to adapt.
  7. Jan 16, 2019
    50
    The moments of nu-disco are superb, yet are weighed down by the sometimes-cringey segments of auto-crooning.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 22, 2019
    9
    Incredible production, a meld of the future and past sounds for Toro Y Moi.
  2. Jan 18, 2019
    9
    The future of Disco funk has peacefully arrived. There is almost no space for Toro Y Moi to improve on his latest release "Outer Peace". ThisThe future of Disco funk has peacefully arrived. There is almost no space for Toro Y Moi to improve on his latest release "Outer Peace". This album gives you abundant urges to move your every limb. In freelance Toro takes us to his outer space, which is actually in the confines of a computer. The highlights of this album are tracks 1&8. Track 8, "Who am I" takes me back to the days of rollerblading in a rink yet emotionally leaves traces of daft punk melodies in my mind. it is sad to say this album came out 18 days late. Maybe Toro's New years resolution will be to drop something as satisfying as this next NYE. Expand
  3. Feb 3, 2019
    6
    Synth funk and alternative R&B aesthetics clash on Toro y Moi's latest album.

    FAV TRACKS: FADING, ORDINARY PLEASURE, LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE,
    Synth funk and alternative R&B aesthetics clash on Toro y Moi's latest album.

    FAV TRACKS: FADING, ORDINARY PLEASURE, LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE, FREELANCE, WHO I AM

    LEAST FAV TRACK: MISS ME
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