Toca / Toca
Album: Toca   Collection:General
Artist:Toca   Added:Jul 2007
Label:Image Entertainment Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-01-06 Pull Date: 2008-03-10
Week Ending: Feb 17
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 05, 2010: The Rock Lobster
Seven Seeds
2. Feb 13, 2008: nag champa orangeasm
Nice Try

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-12-09
L.A. sextet blending several pop styles including rap, reggae, jazz, and modern top-40 rock, mostly in a tough-guy commercial package. It's all well accomplished, if a bit slick, and shifts genres multiple times in some songs.

Certain tracks could fit in hip-hop (13) or world (8) shows. Lyrics, whether sung or rapped, often go by REALLY fast; only one FCC detected, but you might test tracks yourself first. Spanish on 3,8, others.

1- High-energy prog rock, melodic and friendly.
2- Mid/fast rock, includes fast/tough rap blips and some breezy melody
3- Spanish rap, punkish "alternative" rock, and straight Mexican horns
4- Echoey downtrodden hip-hop, w/rap & singing. The hit single.
5- Hard-rock ballad. Soft guitar & vocal ends it.
6- Fun fast lyrics vs. afterschool-special moodiness
7- Tough attitude, really fast rapping, wacky jazz break
8- Mexican music: horns, happy beat, Spanish lyrics incl. rap.
9- Warped '60s pop, turns into metal.
10- Funereal choir-like singing, serious spoken word talking life philosophies
11- Superfast jazz singing/rapping, then reggae-like feel-good mellowness.
12- Acoustic indie-pop, sad mood
13- Smooth R&B rap, cool horns, vibes
14- Nerdy acoustic indie pop! Even a bit morose.
15- *FCC* ("shit" 45 secs. in)Happy pop melody!, w/goofy vocals.
16- Sensitive rock tear-jerker.

Track Listing
1. Seven Seeds   9. Joyfool Misery
2. Toca Can't Dance   10. Don't Look Back
3. Con Ruido   11. Nice Try
4. Liar   12. What I Didn't Say
5. Vanished   13. All About The Music
6. Not Too Many People Like You   14. Ship Sinking
7. Hearts And Gold   15. Nothing Remains The Same
8. Frutero   16. Irreplaceable