Toy is an epic, psychedelic, droning, wonder. Every track takes the germ of an idea and then repeats it at you with ever deepening insistence and almost imperceptibly subtle evolutions.
It's one of those rare albums that make you want to check out the band's influences in much the same way that Primary Colours probably did for Toy.
It’s weird and wonderful and you’ll want to listen again as soon as it’s over.
What we have in Toy is a beautifully powerful ramble of an album with at least six tourist attractions and beauty spots of songs to gawp at along the way.
What their self-titled debut lacks in innovation, it makes up for in spirit, its 12 barn-burning tracks accurately capturing a sense of youthful zeitgeist.
Perhaps more of an homage than an invention, then, but still, an absorbing debut.
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