I hate to be the one to draw the line in the sand and criticize this album, but I cannot bring myself to enjoy this as much as the other reviewers seem to. I cannot really even pinpoint what the definitive problem is. The entire album is listenable and for the most part, enjoyable. The songs are all slickened synth tracks that fit into the synthpop genre like a glove on a hand. Their record label is the wonderful 'A different Drum' label( IRIS, anyone? ) and the voices of these German vocalists are certainly pleasant enough. With that as only the tip of the iceberg for this band's shining features I certainly wouldn't blame you if you ignored this review and dismissed me as simply lacking in taste. So why only 3 stars? For something that is being touted by other reviewers as something absolutely wonderful( and comparable to that of the magnificent De/Vision?!?! ) I found myself somewhat underwhelmed. All the pleasant vocals, lyrics, beats, and melodies somehow add up to some tiresome and uninspired mediocre synthpop. Iris, De/Vision, Cosmicity, Wolfsheim, etc, all had some distinguishing quality( whether that happened to be the vocals, synths, lyrics, or all of the above ) that made them special. T.O.Y is not a bad band by any means, nor is this album a total waste of money for the synthpop fan but if you're looking for something that is going to simply blow you away as stated in other reviews, then you may be disappointed. Pleasant enough, but a little borning and very uninspired. There is no special distinguishing feature present to make this album really interesting.
This probably wont be my last experience with T.O.Y. I'm going to check out some of their material from when they were still "Evil". Maybe then I'll find out what's missing.