I can't believe this is one of my favourite Toto Albums, I haven't listened to them since quite a while and this album invigorated my love for them, they are undoubtedly an aggressive-yet-melodic band, that everyone should love this album is guaranteed
Love the band, please less complession/limiting
By Oleg Naumenko
And please less of this "loudness war" hard limiting (almost clipping) often heard on loud parts. Come on, You are veterans, You don't need to be super loud to be heard! Love You anyway!
Best Album I've Heard in Years
Simply stated, this album is musically brilliant. I hear something new with each listen, as the craftsmanship of these musicians is mind blowing. Why Toto is selling out concerts around the world but being ignored in America is absolutely puzzling to me. The track "Burn" should be on the radio. "Great Expectations" is beautifully complex like a classical piece. In fact, every song stands on its own - a rarity. No filler songs on this one. Folks, if you appreciate great music, download this album.
By King Rygar
I've "liked" Toto forever... I had their Past to Present CD since Columbia House days, and kinda left it at that. Not sure how, but recently I got back into them, and started getting the individual albums which I usually do when I really start to enjoy a band. I have had The Seventh One, Farenheit, and Hydra playing alot here recently, and just picked the new album as my next. I wasn't honestly expecting it to be this good.... It's actually really awesome and I am a big fan of the Joseph Williams vocals on Farenheit and Seventh One so I was more than excited he was back. There is even one song that he pretty much nails his exact tone/sound from those days... The guitar, bass, drums... Everything just truly blew me away. Thank you Toto! I'll be buying the vinyl straight from your site here soon ;-)
Refined, smooth, musically intense!
Goddamn I've missed Joseph Williams on vocals! Good to hear him again. Not to take anything away from the other guys in the band. They sound as good as they always have. But Toto, the 7th One, came out when I was a youngster and I loved that album and always associated Toto with Williams.
This album just blows me away. It's good to see the guys are still putting out solid jams that are as powerful as always.
As some other reviewers have stated, the engineering seems a bit muddy I guess is the best way to describe it.
I thought it was my headphones but after trying all 4 pair I own, (a pair of $300 monsters) something still sounded "off". But these are all still wonderful songs! I've always been and still am a huge Toto fan and this album does not disappoint. Keep it up guys! It never disappoints!
Superbly written songs, superbly performed...great LP
It's been a long time since I've wanted to listen to all tracks on a disc repeatedly. Usually, there are only one or two tracks that I like and the rest are forgotten. Not so with this recording. Each song is strong and, contrary to some reviews, I don't believe that they belong on a Lukather solo album, a Steeley Dan album or that the engineering is off. This is Toto at its finest. I've listened to the tracks on a variety of systems and love the results each time. The bass is gloriously deep and the groove it sets, especially on 21st Century Blues, is delicious. My only chagrin is that our US radio waves are silent. We need to be hearing these songs on the radio. One of the best of 2015 FOR SURE!!
Love Me Some Toto
This is an amazing collection of pure Toto. Outstanding work guys.
I've been a fan since I bought their first album and saw them in concert in 1980 for the Hydra tour. These guys are incredibly talented and I'm can't get enough of this new music. I only hope I get to see them perform in concert in U.S
Compression kills this…
The compression kills what otherwise is a 5 star review.. Love the band, the original compositions and the performance of this album. Make it PURE!
The harder rock edge is all
but gone! Likely the folks have mellowed a tad and this reflects their more sedentary taste but this - for the most part - is a far cry from what I was expecting.....tedious and depressing!!!