Toro Y Moi | Anything In Return
I’m not one for playing a lot of songs on repeat, so it says something when this is the only thing that I have listened to for the past six days. Toro Y Moi has been pumping out great albums since 2010, but I think this album will expand their audience big-time. When an album has the ability to play like a full-length album but also have a ton of standout tracks, you know you have a classic on your hands. Can’t wait to get my record player and buy this vinyl.
Album comes out on Tuesday (1/22) and is currently available to stream on Pitchfork.
"Harm In Change" 10/10 - Great intro track, really gives you a flavor of what’s coming for the rest of the album.
"Say That" 10/10 - Absolutely love the intro of this song. This will be played a lot this year.
"So Many Details" 9/10 - Dope ass beat. So much soul and swag happening here. This could get a 10 eventually.
"Rose Quartz" 8/10 - Solid track. Doesn’t stand out like many others, but a solid track.
"Touch" 8/10 - Great minimalist beat. Could move up higher, but right now stays at 8.
"Cola" 9/10 - This is where the album starts to turn back up. Great track.
"Studies" 10/10 - Beatles-esque, and that’s never a problem.
"High Living" 10/10 - Chaz gets into his rasta flow. Your head will bob.
"Grown Up Calls" 9/10 - Grown-up swag in music form. Great nighttime jam.
"Cake" 9/10 - Once you hear “I don’t wanna waste your time” this song gets sick.
"Day One" 9/10 - Another dope beat, another great jam.
"Never Matter" 10/10 - This song is like a spaceship that travels through three decades (70-90’s). Earth, Wind, and Fire would enjoy this.
"How It’s Wrong" 10/10 - Chaz brings it home hard with this jam. Great closer. I could jam to this on the dance floor.