The Blue Meaning is the second album by Toyah, released in 1980 by Safari Records. Although not the first full-length release, this is often considered to be the band's first "proper" album.
It saw its first release on CD in 1990 on the Great Expectations label (As PIPCD 015), and was reissued in a double-CD package with Sheep Farming in Barnet in 2002. The latter release was remastered and included two bonus tracks.
Writing for Smash Hits in 1980, Red Starr described the The Blue Meaning as "gutless exhibitionism set to unmemorable rock music". He said the lyrics were "a mess of meaningless garbled imagery, all mysticism and supernatural hallucinations".
The album reached number 40 on the UK Albums Chart.