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Toby Driver



3.80 | 70 ratings

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4 stars This may be the most underrated album of 2018, because it is a masterpiece. It is my first Toby Driver or Kayo Dot purchase, and I have added one more solo release and 8 Kayo Dot albums since to my collection. They Are The Shield is violin-driven, avant-prog mood music that is very immersive and rewarding to the listener. The vocals are sublime and delivered with the strings supplying the backbone. Only Toby Driver can create and compose something so unique and unexpected like this album. While there are hints of Kayo Dot, this release is more like a Maudlin Of The Well release with a more subtle approach. Anamnesis Park sets the tone for what will be a very similar flow of songs from start to finish. With a new Kayo Dot album looming, every fan should give this album a serious listen. Hopefully, the solo moniker will not prevent the Kayo Dot fans from giving it a spin. They Are The Shield is Highly recommend.
javajeff | 4/5 |


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