Fantastic Playroom

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Fantastic Playroom
New Young Pony Club - Fantastic Playroom.png
Studio album by
Released6 July 2007 (2007-07-06)
Genre
Length39:07
LabelIsland
Producer
New Young Pony Club chronology
Fantastic Playroom
(2007)
The Optimist
(2010)
Singles from Fantastic Playroom
  1. "Ice Cream"
    Released: 10 January 2005[4]
  2. "The Get Go"
    Released: 27 June 2005[4]
  3. "Get Lucky"
    Released: 20 March 2006[4]
  4. "The Bomb"
    Released: 19 March 2007[4]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic69/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[6]
Drowned in Sound6/10[7]
The Guardian2/5 stars[8]
musicOMH3.5/5 stars[9]
NME7/10[10]
Now4/5[11]
Pitchfork8.2/10[12]
PopMatters9/10[2]
The Times4/5 stars[13]

Fantastic Playroom is the debut studio album by English band New Young Pony Club. It was released on 6 July 2007 by Island Records. The album debuted at number 54 on the UK Albums Chart,[14] selling 4,804 copies in its first week.[15] As of March 2010, it had sold 32,986 copies in the United Kingdom.[15] Fantastic Playroom was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2007,[16] and the band performed "The Bomb" on the awards night.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Tahita Bulmer and Andy Spence, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
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.[19]

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 (ARIA)[20] 79
Scottish Albums (OCC)[21] 70
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 54

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Ref.
Ireland 6 July 2007 Island [22]
United Kingdom 9 July 2007 [23]
Germany 17 July 2007 Universal [24]
Australia 10 August 2007 Modular [25]
United States 28 August 2007
[26]
Japan 24 October 2007 Universal [18]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Castillo, Arielle (30 August 2007). "Fantastic Voyage". Miami New Times. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "New Young Pony Club". Juno Records. Archived from the original on 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Fantastic Playroom – New Young Pony Club". Metacritic. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  6. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Fantastic Playroom – New Young Pony Club". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  7. ^ Denney, Alex (11 July 2007). "New Young Pony Club – Fantastic Playroom". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 26 July 2007.
  8. ^ Simpson, Dave (6 July 2007). "New Young Pony Club, Fantastic Playroom". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  9. ^ Shepherd, Sam. "New Young Pony Club – Fantastic Playroom (Modular)". musicOMH. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  10. ^ Beaumont, Mark (13 July 2011). "New Young Pony Club". NME. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  11. ^ Keller, Jason (25 October 2007). "New Young Pony Club". Now. 27 (8). ISSN 0712-1326. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  12. ^ Mitchum, Rob (26 July 2007). "New Young Pony Club: Fantastic Playroom". Pitchfork. Retrieved 26 July 2007.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ a b "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Key Releases: 13.03.10". Music Week. 13 March 2010. Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015 – via HighBeam Research.
  16. ^ "Mercury Prize: The nominees". BBC News. 3 September 2007. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  17. ^ "Fantastic Playroom (Bonus Track Version) by New Young Pony Club". iTunes Store (UK). Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  18. ^ a b "ファンタスティック・プレイルーム" [Fantastic Playroom]. Universal Music Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  19. ^ Fantastic Playroom (liner notes). New Young Pony Club. Island Records. 2007. 602517349681.CS1 maint: others (link)
  20. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums – Week Commencing 20th August 2007" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (911): 6. 20 August 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2011 – via Pandora Archive.
  21. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  22. ^ "New Young Pony Club – Fantastic Playroom". Tower Records Ireland. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  23. ^ "New Young Pony Club – Fantastic Playroom". Island Records. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  24. ^ "New Young Pony Club | Fantastic Playroom". Universal Music Germany (in German). Archived from the original on 1 October 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  25. ^ "Fantastic Playroom – New Young Pony Club". JB Hi-Fi. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  26. ^ "New Young Pony Club: Fantastic Playroom". Amazon (US). Retrieved 18 May 2018.