8/10 Dave Staff review, 08 September 2011
Toro Y Moi's new album is full of house style stomp and squelch. Its five tracks wouldn't sound out of place on the Golden Child soundtrack. It has electro grooves and soulful vocals in abundance. It starts off with a track called "All Alone" which has a really good beat and solid bass grooves. This level of quality doesn't dip...the grooves and electro aceness just keep coming. The title track "Freaking Out" is also a rousing Chicago house tour de force. It just makes you want to errmmm...jack your body. I thought that Toro reminded me of somebody. I just couldn't get my thought train on time. Then a track called "Saturday Love" started up and it - much like that frisbee in the park that seemed far away - hit me. It's fucking Alexander O'Neal innit!! Toro does a proper sterling job on this cut, which is a great song by all accounts, and his searing zinging bass and awesome vocal stylings make this one of the better cover versions that I've had the pleasure to listen to. This short but sweet record closes with a track called "I Can Get Love" which is another house classic in the waiting. Probably. Toro says that he feels like he has kind of outgrown chillwave and listening to this brief but wonderful record you would have to agree. It's more like '80s soul with a steady chillwave heart. A quality record that will evoke memories of summer.
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