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Customer Reviews

No sophomore slump here

As much fun as New Young Pony Club's early singles and first full album ("Fantastic Playroom") were, this is a better set all the way around: all of the energy and as many sheer 'fun' songs as last time out, but a great deal of added depth. Stronger songwriting, less deadpan and more personal and affecting. The old cliche "it's got a great beat and you can dance to it" is true here, but you can also *think and feel* along with it.

I've had this since the week it came out, well over a year ago, and for months it was one of the consistent top players on my iPod. I keep pushing it at people telling them they should listen. Now it's your turn.


best songs in this album imo : oh cherie, before the light, the optimist. wish there were music out there like this

Rocking and Smart...

...and it's got a great beat and you can dance to it


Formed: 2004 in London, England

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '00s, '10s

The London dance-rock group New Young Pony Club initially featured Tahita Bulmer (vocals), Andy Spence (guitar), Igor Volk (bass), Lou Hayter (keyboards), and Sarah Jones (drums). Inspired by LCD Soundsystem, the Stranglers, and Gang of Four, the band arrived with the release of the Ice Cream 7" in February 2005. The limited-edition pressing of 1,000 copies sold out in just three days, fueling New Young Pony Club's growing popularity among the U.K. music press and chic blogs. A deal with Modular...
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