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Happy In The Hollow


Happy In The Hollow

Fourth album from the Brighton-based psychedelic krautrock five-piece

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Tough Love
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  1. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It was clear after their previous album that TOY needed to shake things up a little - nothing drastic, just a slight reboot - and by doing so on Happy In The Hollow, they find themselves right back on track
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  2. 8.4 |   Paste Magazine

    The record’s intense, shadowy first half and airy, graceful second half culminates in an mercurial odyssey that unabashedly celebrates TOY’s eccentricities
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    TOY at their most ambitious and confident
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  4. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    One imagines that much of the past decade – skint, perplexed and doggedly following their own trip – must have been quite a struggle. Thank heavens then that they’ve persevered, for as they reach their thirties Toy seem finally to be hitting their stride and look set to find further treasures on the other side
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Its wintery charms and enervated intrigue are hard to deny. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A further shift away from the full-throttle krautrock of their early years into something more sumptuous. Print edition only

  7. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Their boldest statement of intent to date
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  8. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    On their first self-produced effort, and first on new label Tough Love Records, TOY continue to put their own unique spin on psychedelia but play it a bit safe
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