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Formed in 2010 in London, Toy is Tom Dougall (vocals, guitar), Dominic O’Dair (guitars), Panda (bass, vocals), Alejandra Diez (synths) and Charlie Salvidge (drums). Steered by an ambition to make music with close, likeminded friends, Toy have quickly established a sound that is as modernistic as it is faithful to the spirit of psychedelia of decades past. Marrying sophisticated chord ... Read more in Amazon's Toy Store

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Product Details

  • Vinyl (November 6, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: INGROOVES
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,402 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Vinyl LP pressing including bonus CD edition. 2012 full-length debut album from the Indie quintet. The album was recorded with Dan Carey (Hot Chip, The Kills) in South London. Toy's musical influences incorporate a wide range of genres including punk, Psychedelia, Krautrock, Post Rock to name a few and they explore experimental recording techniques in the studio.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An album of stunning soaring psychedelic pop/rock November 7, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Let's not waste time--this London band's debut is one of those stunning albums that just grabs
hold of you before the first song is over, and never lets go. Immediately accessible and naturally
inspiring with a fascinating celestial sense of dramatic flourish, these are soaring psychedelic
pop/rock tunes with trippy wave-fluffs of guitar & keyboard that swirl in and out of gorgeously
driving, candy-coated rhythms. From the sugary voluminosity of epic pop/shoegaze songs to
mesmerizing strobe-light instrumental passages to engulfing motorik hypno-beats, this is an
irresistible, broad-spectrum album with instant and lasting appeal. Musical styles reference
many bands, including the Horrors, Tame Impala, Neu!, Spiritualized, Psychedelic Furs, Ride,
the Teardrop Explodes, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Low Frequency In Stereo, Sonic Youth,
Cluster, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Baby Woodrose, the Cure.
This is an album I can listen to again and again...and again, truly exceptional!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shockingly Good First Album July 3, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a shockingly good sounding first album.

Thank God - *finally* - for a new, young band that - although influenced by shoegazer/Krautrock bands of recent decades - sounds futuristic, sophisticated, powerful, atmospheric, rather than the recent dirge of pretend "indie-rock" groups that really just sound like a generic wave of "folk-revivalist" "neo-bluegrass" comedy bands. Thank God.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sonic Youth Guitar Interplay Meets Syd Barrett April 10, 2013
Format:Audio CD
This is a great record start to finish. The singer sounds a bit like post Floyd Syd Barrett when he was singing baritone mostly. Vocals are drenched in dense layers of trippy effects which I happen to love. The guitar bass and drums sound like Sonic Youth when they were at their best except the chord progressions lean more towards the "pop" side. The other odd thing about this album is that the best track is the last track. Get this album you will enjoy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Expecting "Left Myself Behind" April 6, 2013
By KizyleX
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
This is a great packaged deal!!! Get the vinyl album plus the cd version.!

I heard Toy for the first time at a live show in the Twin Cities. The venue was playing their single "Left Myself Behind" between band sets. I liked what I heard: a mixture of The Cure, Joy Division, A Clockwork Orange and the psychedelic sounds of the 60s-70s.

The next day I impulsively bought the vinyl album. In about a week it arrived at my local post office. To my surprise I realized "Left Myself Behind" was a single not featured on this Toy record!. However, this didnt stop me from enjoying the album and discovering other songs I like.

To make matters better you can sign up to be on Toy's email list and get the "Left Myself Behind" single as an mp3 download. So things worked out in the end I have a great album with several excellent sounding tracks plus two free tracks I can enjoy in mp3 format until I buy the viny version.
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5.0 out of 5 stars looney toon extravaganza January 10, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Toy, often compared to Royksopp, in this cd has created a fun and engaging sounscape reminiscent of the medley of tunes from old warner bros. cartoons --- enjoyable for young and mature listeners --- a delightful concept album. Additionally the package art compliments the music in every colorful and gleeful way.....

A must for electronic music aficionados.
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