2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 29 January 2010
Much better than hios first record and a glimpse of what would come with 'The Eels'. Straight forward melodic album but with quite a number of good songs. I think I got my copy just before the prices rocketed but worth getting a download if you can as this is a decent album and will be liked by most Eels fans. This album is no 'Beautiful Freak' or 'Daisies' but still a good purchase.
Good but not great. If you are an Eels fan, give it a try.
on 12 April 2015
After the critical & commercial success of E’s debut album, high hopes were anticipated for “Broken toys shop”, but as the album was just about to be released Polydor found themselves experiences financial difficulties, so they started to jettison some of their artist, including E. Which met there was no publicity for the record, & so it sank like a stone.
Which is a real shame, because with “Broken..” E's song writing, & musicianship has matured greatly, with heartfelt songs about love/love lost, including the classic “Manchester Girl”.
So I think it's as good as quite a few Eels records, but the price does seem to jump up & down, so it may be prudent to be patient.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 23 March 2009
...this was a must purchase. Most I've ever spent on a CD, but worth every penny. Very interesting to hear Mark Everett early (first) work, the seeds of 'what was to come' with Eels are clear and fresh...