100-Word Review: Toro Y Moi’s “Anything In Return”

01.24.13 5 years ago 12 Comments

So there’s not really a bad song on Toro Y Moi’s third LP, Anything In Return. Honest to God–not one horrible lick. Just ask yourself: do I want it poppy or lackadaisically cool? Because Toro’s got plenty of both, whether it’s the album’s barn-storming opening of “Harm In Change” and “Say That” or the hazy middle of “Touch,” “High Living” and “Grown Up Calls.” No chillwave here–only addictive funk-pop that clings to your ribs for 20 years. Of course, the apathy’s still there: “She’s alright, I’m alright, we’re alright”; however, even that sounds sexy. Not bad, Chaz.

Standout Songs: “Say That,” “Harm In Change,” “Never Matter”

Ones To Skip: “Cola,” “Studies”

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