first, i gotta say...i love "causers of this", the first toro y moi album; it's near-perfect. i have heard everything since, but nothing has moved me as much.
THIS could have been it; the music is ridiculous (in a good way), brilliant really. so here's my thing: if bundick teamed up with a REAL singer, toro y moi would be a force to be reckoned with. as it it, the album is listenable, the music is wonderful. vibey, modern, colorful. sort-of a more r&b-flavored cousin of luke vibert (Wagon Christ).
the production is great. it's pop music but substantial (there's a joke somewhere in that phrase...). it's just...the vocals, they add a 'demo' quality to everything; a finished record with a reference vocal...for the real vocalist to replace.
so 4 stars, because, limitations notwithstanding, it's worth having, i mean, it FEELS great. and that's what i expect, first and foremost, from a 'pop' album...
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