Toy
Yello Toy Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released30 September 2016
GenreEDM
Length61:04
LabelUniversal
ProducerYello
Yello chronology
The Key to Perfection
(2012)
Toy
(2016)
Point
(2020)
Singles from Toy
  1. "Limbo"
    Released: 22 July 2016
  2. "Tool of Love"
    Released: 12 August 2016
  3. "Blue Biscuit"
    Released: 16 September 2016
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic74/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The Guardian3.0/5 stars[3]
The Times4.0/5 stars[4]

Toy is the thirteenth studio album by the Swiss electronic duo Yello. It was released on 30 September 2016 on Universal Music.[5]

In order to promote the album, Yello performed four sold-out shows at Berlin's Kraftwerk during the last week of October 2016, their first live shows ever.[6]

Track listing

Standard edition

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Frautonium Intro"Boris Blank, Dieter Meier1:10
2."Limbo"Blank, Meier3:23
3."30'000 Days"Blank, Meier4:05
4."Cold Flame" (featuring Malia)Blank, Malia, Meier4:02
5."Kiss the Cloud" (featuring Fifi Rong)Blank, Meier, Fifi Rong3:14
6."Pacific AM"Blank, Meier3:23
7."Starlight Scene"Blank, Malia, Meier3:17
8."Give You the World" (featuring Malia)Blank, Malia, Meier3:32
9."Tool of Love"Blank, Meier3:12
10."Dialectical Kid"Blank, Heidi Happy, Meier3:18
11."Dark Side"Blank, Meier, Rong4:15
12."Blue Biscuit"Blank, Meier3:36
13."Magma"Blank, Meier6:27
14."Frautonium"Blank, Meier4:21

Deluxe edition

Deluxe edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Frautonium Intro"Blank, Meier1:09
2."Limbo"Blank, Meier3:22
3."30'000 Days"Blank, Meier4:05
4."Electrified II"Blank, Malia, Meier2:49
5."Cold Flame" (featuring Malia)Blank, Malia, Meier4:02
6."Kiss the Cloud" (featuring Fifi Rong)Blank, Meier, Rong3:13
7."Starlight Scene"Blank, Malia, Meier3:16
8."Tool of Love"Blank, Meier3:12
9."Give You the World" (featuring Malia)Blank, Malia, Meier3:32
10."Dialectical Kid"Blank, Heidi Happy, Meier3:18
11."Dark Side"Blank, Meier, Rong4:15
12."Pacific AM"Blank, Meier3:22
13."Blue Biscuit"Blank, Meier3:35
14."Lost in Motion" (featuring Fifi Rong)Blank, Meier, Rong3:32
15."Magma"Blank, Meier6:26
16."Toy Square"Blank, Meier3:08
17."Frautonium"Blank, Meier4:20

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2016)Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7]16
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8]80
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9]82
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[10]48
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[11]2
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[12]13
Scottish Albums (OCC)[13]75
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[14]55
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15]1
UK Albums (OCC)[16]84

Year-end charts

Chart (2016)Position
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[17]59

References

  1. ^ "Reviews for Toy by Yello". Metacritic. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  2. ^ Deming, Mark. "Review of Toy". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  3. ^ Simpson, Dave. "Album review Toy". The Guardian. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  4. ^ Hodgkinson, Will. "Album review Toy". The Times. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  5. ^ "Yello - Timeline". Facebook. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  6. ^ "Yello announce first ever live shows and new album Toy". Factmag.com. 2016-05-27. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Yello – Toy" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Yello – Toy" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Yello – Toy" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Yello – Toy" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Yello – Toy" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Album Top 40 slágerlista – 2016. 40. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Yello – Toy". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Yello – Toy". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  16. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  17. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade Alben 2016 – hitparade.ch". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2017.