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4.4 out of 5 stars
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4.4 out of 5 stars
Fantastic Playroom
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VINE VOICEon 9 July 2007
With the recent success of Cansei De Ser Sexy, The Klaxons and The Gossip you could argue that the New Young Pony Club have certainly picked the right time to unleash their particular form of "Disco" music onto the general public.

Indeed, the album is reminiscent of Cansei De Ser Sexy but with one major difference; on Fantastic Playground, the New Young Pony Club offer up a much more consistently fantastic album.

The highlights cover virtually everything. In fact it would be pointless trying to summarize the three or four best songs because I could never limit it to that. Quite simply, any of these songs would deserve to top the charts if they were released as singles.

There are some critics who seem to have a downer on the album for merely being 10 fantastic hit singles on one smart package. I would say, what in the hell is wrong with that? As for the critics who suggest that they're trying too hard to be "trendy", the fact they've arguably come up with the pop album of the summer means they should be given more than the benefit of the doubt on that score.
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on 4 September 2007
Yeah, forgot the geezer who gave it 1 out of 5 - obviously a indie schmindie fan...this maybe "du jour" etc etc but don't decent music journalists just write about great music rather than what is in fashion?? Ice Cream and The Bomb are to classic singles in the making and you should buy this along with the Klaxons cd as this is the future...but now..
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on 14 August 2007
In the time it takes me to write this review, this record will already have dated another 25%. That's a fact. Probably.

Anyway, what have we here? The sound du jour, all angular synths and deadpan ice cool vocals. Except, hang on a minute, doesn't this sound EXACTLY like the electroclash of 4 years ago. Remove the stupid and inaccurate 'nu rave' tag and yup, all this actually sounds like is some of Miss Kittin's outtakes. And once you scrape away the synth laden veneer, you may well find that NYPC are deficient in two very important ways - they don't know how to write a song, and they lack personality. In short, they don't cut the mustard on any level.

I hope they enjoy their 15 minutes, cos it's all they've got, gawd bless em.
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