Anything in Return

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Anything in Return
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Studio album by Toro y Moi
Released January 16, 2013 (2013-01-16)
Studio Different Fur Studios
(San Francisco, California)
Genre
Length 52:06
Label Carpark
Producer Chaz Bundick
Toro y Moi chronology
June 2009
(2012)June 20092012
Anything in Return
(2013)
What For?
(2015)What For?2015
Singles from Anything in Return
  1. "So Many Details"
    Released: December 4, 2012[1]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 70/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Club C+[4]
Clash 6/10[5]
Drowned in Sound 7/10[6]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[7]
NME 6/10[8]
Paste 8.0/10[9]
Pitchfork 7.9/10[10]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[11]
Spin 6/10[12]

Anything in Return is the third studio album by American recording artist Toro y Moi, released on January 16, 2013 by Carpark Records. Toro y Moi describes it as a "bigger sounding album, more accessible and poppy", as he lyrically wrestles between relationship problems and life on the road.[13]

Music videos[edit]

Toro y Moi released four music videos from the album. The video for "So Many Details", released on December 12, 2012, was directed by HARRYS.[14] HARRYS also directed the second video from the album, "Say That", released on January 2, 2013.[15] The music video for the song "Never Matter", directed by Steve Daniels and released on March 25, 2013, features a group of individuals listening to the track on headphones and dancing along.[16] The fourth video, "Rose Quartz", featured animated paintings by artist Lauren Gregory.[17]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chaz Bundick.

No. Title Length
1. "Harm in Change" 4:01
2. "Say That" 4:44
3. "So Many Details" 4:46
4. "Rose Quartz" 4:13
5. "Touch" 2:38
6. "Cola" 3:33
7. "Studies" 4:02
8. "High Living" 4:19
9. "Grown Up Calls" 3:28
10. "Cake" 3:53
11. "Day One" 4:17
12. "Never Matter" 4:18
13. "How's It Wrong" 3:54

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Anything in Return.[18]

  • Chaz Bundick – design, engineering, layout, mixing, performer, production
  • Patrick Brown – engineering, mixing
  • Jorge Hernandez – second engineering
  • Joe Lambert – mastering
  • John Stortz – drawing

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[19] 190
US Billboard 200[20] 60
US Alternative Albums[21] 14
US Dance/Electronic Albums[22] 1
US Independent Albums[23] 9

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Japan[24] January 16, 2013 Hostess Entertainment
Australia[25] January 18, 2013 Mistletone Records
United Kingdom[26] January 21, 2013 Carpark Records
United States[27] January 22, 2013
Germany[28] February 1, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "So Many Details / So Many Details Remix (feat. Hodgy Beats) – Single by Toro y Moi". iTunes Store US. Apple. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Anything In Return – Toro y Moi". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Anything in Return – Toro y Moi". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ Mincher, Chris (January 22, 2013). "Toro Y Moi: Anything In Return". The A.V. Club. Onion, Inc. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ Hughes, Paddy (January 14, 2013). "Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return". Clash. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ Peyton, Tim (January 18, 2013). "Toro Y Moi – Anything in Return". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ Costa, Maddy (January 17, 2013). "Toro y Moi: Anything in Return – review". The Guardian. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ Renshaw, David (January 18, 2013). "Toro Y Moi – 'Anything In Return'". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ Gonick, Jeff (January 22, 2013). "Toro Y Moi: Anything in Return". Paste. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ Cohen, Ian (January 21, 2013). "Toro Y Moi: Anything In Return". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  11. ^ Hermes, Will (January 28, 2013). "Anything in Return". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  12. ^ Weiss, Dan (January 21, 2013). "Toro y Moi, 'Anything in Return'". Spin. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  13. ^ McIntire, George (February 26, 2013). "Just chill". San Francisco Bay Guardian. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  14. ^ Pelly, Jenn (December 12, 2012). "Watch Toro Y Moi's New Video for "So Many Details"". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  15. ^ Battan, Carrie (January 2, 2013). "Toro Y Moi Takes to the Mountains in the New Video for "Say That"". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  16. ^ Battan, Carrie (March 25, 2013). "Watch the Video for Toro Y Moi's "Never Matter"". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  17. ^ http://pitchfork.com/news/52480-video-toro-y-moi-rose-quartz/
  18. ^ Anything in Return (CD liner notes). Toro y Moi. Carpark Records. 2013. CAK77. 
  19. ^ "Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Toro y Moi – Chart history: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Toro y Moi – Chart history: Alternative Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Toro y Moi – Chart history: Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Toro y Moi – Chart history: Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  24. ^ "[Japan Edition, CD] Anything In Return". HMV Japan. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Anything In Return – Toro Y Moi". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Anything in Return". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Anything In Return: Toro Y Moi". Amazon.com. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  28. ^ "TORO Y MOI: Anything In Return" (in German). Indigo. Retrieved February 1, 2013.