Freaking Out follows up Toro Y Moi's critically acclaimed sophomore effort Under The Pine and finds Toro (aka Chaz Bundick) delving heavily into the 80's r&b and boogie sound. The title track "Freaking Out" and "All Alone" show Bundick's done his homework, flossing shimmery synths and catchy melodies that Prince, The System or Mtume would be proud of. There's also the new jack-inspired "Sweet" or the fresh cover of Cherelle and Alexander O'Neal's "Saturday Love," and of course the obvious standout, "I Can't Get Love." This dude just keeps getting better and better! Recommended.
- music label: Car Park 2011