Sunday, October 12, 2008

Nights Out with Metronomy

Amidst a sea of electro-pop releases, Night Outs is a breath of freah air. We need no introduction on Metronomy as an accomplished mixer, the album is probably a brainchild of the main man behind Metronomy, Joseph Mount after spending more time than healthy in front of a laptop. The genesis for the album was as 'a half-arsed concept album about going out and having a crap time'.

The first two tracks Nights Intro and The End Of You Too are roused by eccentric Middle-Eastern tints clashes with wonky avant rock. Then the first single Radio Ladio is an infectious blend of layers with zesty guitar, funky bass and psycho synths. Came next are another two singles My Heart Rate Rapid and Heartbreaker, both reveal Joseph Mount's vocal capabilities alongside various instrumental elements which hold together into lo-fi electro-pop catchiness. The rest of the album delivers to a similarly high standard, be it the synthetic Tetris tinged On The Motorway, the funky euphoric Holiday or the quirky catchy A Thing For Me.

There is not a filler in Nights Out, every track complements each other to channels the ultimate sensation for this soundtrack of a night out.

Metronomy -
A Thing For Me

Metronomy -
Radio Ladio

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