Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Toys That Kill - Fambly 42 LP
Merry New Year. Hope everyone had a good holiday season this year. I had a long break from work and am feeling pretty relaxed about things. As far as this website goes, I'm going to be spending most of January trying to catch up on records that I got at the end of 2012. I have quite a few, some of which appeared on my Absolute Best Records of 2012 list. We'll start 2013 off with Toys That Kill.
Fambly 42 is a record that I really had to grow into. Honestly, I didn't really have much experience with the band prior to this album and the only reason I gave it a whirl was because so many people whose musical taste I trust had been raving about the record. Turns out they were right and Toys That Kill are way better than I had figured. Fambly 42 is, at its core, a record full of pop songs. Some are obvious, some are hidden, but you can always feel that hook coming through.
Since I delayed picking up this record for so long, it actually ended up being a Christmas gift from my wife, which was a real treat finding under the tree. I did get a few albums for Christmas, so they will probably be featured next, it's always nice when your loved ones help to stoke the fire of your hobby,
Toys That Kill - Fambly 42 (full album stream):