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Fantastic Playroom

9 July 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 11 Aug. 2007
  • Release Date: 11 Aug. 2007
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 Modular Recordings
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  • Total Length: 38:48
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  • ASIN: B001KEJZOW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,604 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sam Crawford on 19 Sept. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Remember that feeling after entering a nightclub, full of promise, full of adrenaline, full of the unknown, and just being sure this night will be one of the best of all time? We welcome The New Young Pony Club, a band who have managed to capture that unrestrained joy onto one pleasure-seeking thrill of an album.
Fantastic Playground is the soundtrack to every partygoers hedonistic lifestyle. Overflowing with infectious pulsing baselines, addictive synth hooks and vocals that define the epitome of flirtatious exchange, it's doused with lashings of mischief, naughtiness and enough grinding sex appeal to make resistance utterly futile.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Dave on 16 Jun. 2007
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First thing's first, there is nothing particularly 'new-rave' about New Young Pony Club. Yes their music is very dance-able and yes they toured with Klaxons but if you had to list their influences you would start with 80s new wave as opposed to 90s rave. There's a definite hint of Blondie to them and this album certainly owes much to the B-52s, Human League and even The Waitresses but what brings this album to the future is most certainly Tahita Bulmer; the all-dancing Hoxton hair-cutted front-woman of the coolest pop (yes POP) band in the world.

All the sex of Karen O, the sophistication of PJ Harvey, the fun of Madonna, the ballsy strut of Missy and Debby Harry's ability to make herself the centerpiece of every song she sings, Bulmer is destined to be an icon. She's the kind of girl PJ Harvey sings about, the one Debbie Harry wanted to 'Rip to Shreds'. And this is never more evident than on 'Ice Cream', aka the scenester's anthem and a song so perfectly destined for chart success you can virtually hear the sound of Tahita shoving Rihanna off of the throne of 'number 1 of 2007'. And at its center of course is the lady herself half-rapping filthily suggestive lyrics about 'fantastic flavoured fancy/ sick like Sid and Nancy' in her sex-chat drone. But this is far from the album's peak, 'Hiding On the Staircase' is what it would sound like if ska-era No Doubt were fronted by Kelis as `jungle drums fade in the background' over the catchy hook of "it's the sound!" and lyrics about 'revolution in the bedroom', while 'The Bomb''s adrenaline fuelled 80s disco is the sound of Duran-Duran colliding with Kylie's 'Can't Get You Outta My Head' at full speed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Wainwright on 3 Aug. 2007
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I like everything about this album. The production is amazing for a pop album. The drums sound perfect. Tight, distorted with dance influenced breakbeats. The bass guitar is funky and slightly growling and uncomplicated. Add some nice synth stabs and what you have is a very catchy, well made album that will not leave the cd player.

The album will appeal to indie people and the house/electro crowd. In fact "Ice cream" sounds alot like Miss Kitten but with a pop edge.

The lead singer has a cockyness about her and she makes mundane vocals sound interesting. Very sexy singing style.

"Ice cream", "talking talking" and "the bomb" are the standout tracks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By leah on 11 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
i only discovered nypc a month or so ago on a tv show of the o2 festival and loved them instantly - you know that feeling when you find something musically that you just know is right up your alley?! (who says there's no such thing as love at first sight?). it was the song 'the bomb' that did it for me, of the few they showed, there was just something about them..... well, this album just cements my feelings. it is simple, sexy pop music with a great attitude, playful lyrics and a great style. i think the track order is tops too, the songs flow really well into each other and tight fit is the perfect finale. i hope i can catch them live soon. highlights for me are: get lucky, ice cream, the bomb, the get go, grey, f.a.n. and tight fit, though i love all the songs. am one happy boy i brought this album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 21 Aug. 2007
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Here is the recipe required to make the perfect 'Fantastic Playground':-

Firstly, we will need the core ingredients of: New-Rave and New-Wave. Try not to worry if you don't have any New-Rave in, because a touch of 'Electro-Clash' will do just as well. The important thing is that we create a rhythmic dance groove.

We will now need to add in some layers of synths, plus lashings of angular guitars. I recommend the use of: Blondie, B-52s, New Order (Peter Hook style base playing, plus those synths), David Bowie (think his 'Scary Monsters' album - what with all those angular guitars and bleepy synths) and Duran Duran (it's that 'Girls on film' style bassline).

We will now need to add in a very large amount of sauce - judging by the suggestive lyrics.

Finally, give it a good stir and bring to boiling point, then serve.

* This is also suitable for vegetarians, vegans, CSS and Klaxon fans.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By DOGG on 3 Sept. 2007
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Wow....what a record....first listen and I'm putting "The Bomb" on repeat play....superb basslines,haunting keyboards....a classic...

NYPC are clearly influenced by a variety of eighties dance records as well as some more modern punk-funk but with a real stripped down punch that explodes from the speakers.

Tahita Bulmers vocals are perfect for some of the cut glass beats and glacial synths. There are very few fillers, its nearly all killer and "The Get Go" is the finest four minutes of pop in 2007.....no kidding!
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