Toys That Kill
Fambly 42


4.5
superb

Review

by bungy USER (11 Reviews)
December 23rd, 2012 | 41 replies | 3,252 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: on the subject of things

10 of 10 thought this review was well written

In Turkey (lol Turkey), during the fourth century, Saint Nicholas of Myra was divinely led to a trio of already butchered children and willed them back to life. What does this have to do with Fambly 42? They were both yellow? Maybe. Also: love and magic. In the same way that the children's flesh was salted for preservation, Fambly 42's supremely catchy songs have hooks that will PRESERVE YOUR BRAIN. In startling likeness to the designs of the butcher who intended to use only the chewiest parcels of child as a substitute for ham, Fambly 42 excludes all but the most likable and fun tuneage for a pure listen with no filler. Bearing an uncanny resemblance to the kid-slaughterer who hid the corpses in buckets, the bare simplicity of these songs is partially masked in a pleasant lo-fi and reverb-y recording, the added noise filling out the songs more, installing another element, not to mention the fact that it just sounds sweet. The obvious transparent compatibility of the cries of the terrorized children and the shrill and urgent voice of Todd Congelliere is a missed chance for harmony. The Greek spoken in those times is probably as easily deciphered as the lyrics, yet they never fail to somehow strike a chord. Toys That Kill cull more emotion than seems possible. It took too many listen to realize that these dudes are brilliant. I like the fast jangly parts and the parts that are impossible to resist singing along to the most. DOOOOOON'T FORRGEEEEET COOOOOOLD BOOOYYS. I don't know who cold boys are. I'm not cold, I'm wearing a sweater. It's green. I don't feel like I'll ever forget cold boys. My other favorite parts are "Clap for Alaska". Merry Christmas *** you.



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bungy
December 23rd 2012



8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

was like i should reread this sober then submit, then submitted it

feedback will be ignored

WeepingBanana
December 23rd 2012



10102 Comments


pos

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
December 23rd 2012



23806 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I love you so much for this, you have no idea

Hep Kat
December 23rd 2012



15349 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

HAPPY FESTIVUS

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SeaAnemone
December 23rd 2012



20041 Comments


ugh the best

Digging: Natural Snow Buildings - The Night Country

Blackbelt54
December 23rd 2012



4269 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

haha nice, I love this album

yeah happy festivus

FelixCulpa
December 23rd 2012



1239 Comments


This is good, you should like give Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold a listen, and pos

SeaAnemone
December 23rd 2012



20041 Comments


this jumped into my top 10 barely this year not sure how

bungy
December 23rd 2012



8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks dudes

I will get around to Parquet Courts soon it's on the list

Blackbelt54
December 23rd 2012



4269 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

it was free on bandcamp at one point, and it rules I like it more than the tape but hep will beat me up if i officially say that so shhh dont tell him

Yotimi
December 23rd 2012



6472 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

awesome album. how are their other albums?

Digging: Millie and Andrea - Drop The Vowels

bungy
December 23rd 2012



8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

All are inconsistent but mostly great

Spare
December 23rd 2012



5271 Comments


word, reminded me to get this

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
December 23rd 2012



6094 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

haven't read the review yet but this album is really good, been teetering between a 3.5 and a 4 for about a week now.

bungy
December 23rd 2012



8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah it's hard not to like

Spare you will like this

wabbit
December 24th 2012



6988 Comments


This is SO good.



bungy
December 24th 2012



8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah Miles, I was gonna tell you to listen to this


Seeing these guys Thursday, almost missed hearing about it, fuck Facebook for not showing all posts in my news feed. Stoked

Bfd
December 24th 2012



14 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

LES GO THURSDAY

Blackbelt54
December 24th 2012



4269 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Twitter, bungy

bungy
December 25th 2012



8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Good call. And on twitter, "I think we need to make this the definitive review." nice ha



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