Fantastic Playroom

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Fantastic Playroom
Studio album by New Young Pony Club
Released 6 July 2007 (2007-07-06)
Genre
Length 39:07
Label Island
Producer
New Young Pony Club chronology
Fantastic Playroom
(2007)
The Optimist
(2010)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 69/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
BBC Music favourable[3]
Drowned in Sound 6/10[4]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[5]
musicOMH 3.5/5 stars[6]
NME 7/10[7]
Now 4/5[8]
Pitchfork Media 8.2/10[9]
PopMatters 9/10[10]
The Times 4/5 stars[11]

Fantastic Playroom is the debut studio album by English electronic music band New Young Pony Club, released on 6 July 2007 by Island Records. The album reached number fifty-four on the UK Albums Chart and number seventy-nine on the Australian Albums Chart. It was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2007,[12] and the band performed "The Bomb" on the awards night.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Tahita Bulmer and Andy Spence, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Get Lucky"   3:43
2. "Hiding on the Staircase"   3:31
3. "Ice Cream"   3:12
4. "The Bomb"   4:19
5. "Jerk Me"   4:07
6. "The Get Go"   4:29
7. "Talking, Talking"   4:03
8. "Grey"   4:13
9. "F.A.N."   3:35
10. "Tight Fit"   3:55

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Fantastic Playroom.[15]

New Young Pony Club
  • Tahita Bulmer – vocals, additional production
  • Lou Hayter – keyboards
  • Sarah Jones – drums
  • Andy Spence – guitar, production
  • Igor Volk – bass
Additional personnel
  • Dean Chalkey – photography
  • Guy Davie – mastering
  • Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  • Nilesh Patel – mastering
  • Richard Robinson – artwork

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[16] 79
UK Albums Chart[17] 54

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Ireland 6 July 2007[18] Island Records
United Kingdom 9 July 2007[19]
Germany 17 July 2007[20] Universal Music
Australia 10 August 2007[21] Modular Recordings
United States 28 August 2007[22]
Japan 24 October 2007[14] Universal Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fantastic Playroom – New Young Pony Club". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Fantastic Playroom – New Young Pony Club". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 October 2007. 
  3. ^ Latham, Nickie (4 July 2007). "Review of New Young Pony Club – Fantastic Playroom". BBC Music. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Denney, Alex (11 July 2007). "New Young Pony Club – Fantastic Playroom". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 26 July 2007. 
  5. ^ Simpson, Dave (6 July 2007). "New Young Pony Club, Fantastic Playroom". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 July 2007. 
  6. ^ Shepherd, Sam. "New Young Pony Club – Fantastic Playroom (Modular)". musicOMH. Retrieved 26 July 2007. 
  7. ^ Beaumont, Mark (13 July 2011). "New Young Pony Club". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  8. ^ Keller, Jason (25 October 2007 – 1 November 2007). "New Young Pony Club". Now 27 (8). Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  9. ^ Mitchum, Rob (26 July 2007). "New Young Pony Club: Fantastic Playroom". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 26 July 2007. 
  10. ^ O'Neil, Tim (24 October 2007). "New Young Pony Club: Fantastic Playroom". PopMatters. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  11. ^ Dalton, Stephen (7 July 2007). "New Young Pony Club: Fantastic Playroom". The Times. Archived from the original on 17 May 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2007. 
  12. ^ "Mercury Prize: The nominees". BBC News Online. 3 September 2007. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Fantastic Playroom (Bonus Track Version) by New Young Pony Club". iTunes Store UK. Apple. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "ニュー・ヤング・ポニー・クラブ:ファンタスティック・プレイルーム" [New Young Pony Club:Fantastic Playroom] (in Japanese). Universal Music Japan. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  15. ^ Fantastic Playroom (CD liner notes). New Young Pony Club. Island Records. 2007. 602517349681. 
  16. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums – Week Commencing 20th August 2007". ARIA Charts. Pandora Archive. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  17. ^ "New Young Pony Club" (select "Albums" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "New Young Pony Club – Fantastic Playroom". Tower Records Ireland. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  19. ^ "New Young Pony Club – Fantastic Playroom". Island Records. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  20. ^ "New Young Pony Club | Fantastic Playroom" (in German). Universal Music Germany. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  21. ^ "Fantastic Playroom – New Young Pony Club". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  22. ^ "Fantastic Playroom". Amazon.com. Retrieved 21 July 2011.