Causers of This

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Causers of This
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Studio album by Toro y Moi
Released January 4, 2010
Genre Chillwave, electronic, pop
Length 32:55
Label Carpark Records
Producer Toro y Moi
Toro y Moi chronology
Causers of This
Underneath the Pine
Singles from Causers of This
  1. "Blessa"
    Released: October 5, 2009

Causers of This is the debut album from the artist Toro y Moi, released on January 4, 2010, on Carpark records.


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork (7.6/10)[4]
NME 8/10 stars[5]
The Phoenix (newspaper) 3/4 stars[6]

Causers of This received generally positive reviews, Metacritic reports a rating of 71% based on 18 critical reviews.

Pitchfork's Joe Colly stated that "Bundick embraces a cleaner and mellower sound that's more indebted to hip-hop. He wears his inspirations proudly, and throughout there's a clear nod to producers like J Dilla and Flying Lotus."[7]

Indie Shuffle's Jason Grishkoff noted that "[Causers of This] will slot comfortably into your record collection next to contemporaries such as Small Black, Washed Out, Gold Panda and Neon Indian – artists from all around the world who, intended or not, are coming out with markedly similar musical results."[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Blessa" 2:43
2. "Minors" 3:02
3. "Imprint After" 3:03
4. "Lissoms" 2:13
5. "Fax Shadow" 2:51
6. "Thanks Vision" 3:44
7. "Freak Love" 2:51
8. "Talamak" 2:27
9. "You Hid" 3:24
10. "Low Shoulder" 3:35
11. "Causers of This" 3:02


  1. ^ "Causers of This by Toro y Moi". Metacritic. Retrieved October 6, 2016. Chaz Bundick ... mixes the best musical elements from across the globe, including electronic, psychedelic-rock, and R&B on his first full length record. 
  2. ^ Reges, Margaret. "Review: Causers of This". Allmusic. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Album Review: Toro Y Moi – Causers Of This". February 18, 2010. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Toro Y Moi: Causers of This Album Review - Pitchfork". Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Album review: Toro Y Moi - 'Causers Of This' (Carpark)". NME. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  6. ^ "The Phoenix (newspaper) review". Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  7. ^ Colly, Joe (February 17, 2010). "Toro Y Moi: Causers of This". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 17, 2010. 
  8. ^ Grishkoff, Jason (December 7, 2009). "Toro Y Moi – Causers of This". Indie Shuffle.