Nights Out - Metronomy
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  • Summary: The British electronic artist produced his sophomore album.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. It’s a sleeping giant of a dancefloor creeper that will be everyone’s favourite new electro album in approximately six months’ time.
  2. The result is an album that, unquestionably, marks him out as one of the UK's most promising new producers.
  3. While the record confirms the outfit as a fully-fledged trio, the vocal numbers bring Mount forward as a decent front man with the necessary charisma, and enough variety in his voice to bring decidedly varied results.
  4. Nights Out may turn in a little too early, but for about three songs, it wrests synth pop supremacy from Metronomy's many competitors.
  5. 60
    Joseph Mount and co have tried to narrow their focus, with 'My Heart Rate Rapid' and 'A Thing For Me' the most obvious benificaries of a new streamlined approach. elsewhere, however, an off-putting manic surrealism remains, which somehow feels like an act of self-sabotage. [Oct 2008, p.p.101]
  6. On a concept album about felleing sad and lonely in clubland, and the instrumental flash is balanced out by forlorn lyrics. [Oct 2008, p.149]
  7. Nights Out is slightly let down by Joseph Mount's voice--as with so many indie singers before him, he uses a flat drawl meant to signify glamorous ennui, but is merely unengaging--and the occasional tendency towards self-pity is tedious, but otherwise this is a solid effort

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. DorS.
    Sep 24, 2008
    10
    An underrated gem.
  2. PerC.
    Sep 24, 2008
    10
    Amazingly constructed album
  3. RickW.
    Nov 24, 2008
    10
    Incredibly underrated album....this guy is gonna be big one of these days.
  4. AlbertoU.
    Sep 24, 2008
    9
    Amazing, an incredible album that realizes that fun music can also have thoughts, can experiment, have a little IDM on it and also be pop and Amazing, an incredible album that realizes that fun music can also have thoughts, can experiment, have a little IDM on it and also be pop and obscure at the same time. Without any doubt one of the most interesting and entertaining records of the year for me. Expand
  5. lees
    Jul 5, 2009
    9
    Quality album. Nicest people in the world and even better live now with new people. A thing for me and heartbreaker are two of the finest Quality album. Nicest people in the world and even better live now with new people. A thing for me and heartbreaker are two of the finest songs of the last few years. Expand
  6. LinusC.
    Jan 26, 2009
    2
    Metronomy sounds too much like a joke to me... Sorry, can't relate to music makers that dun take themselves seriously to come up with Metronomy sounds too much like a joke to me... Sorry, can't relate to music makers that dun take themselves seriously to come up with tracks that sound refreshing and intriguing. Honestly, they sound like tired old geezer 'musicians' that recycle other ppls' sounds tat plays very close to the indie rock genre. Expand
  7. SühanG.
    Sep 23, 2008
    1
    In terms of Electronic music, there is nothing new from exceptionally basic loops and copycat rhythms from Chk Chk Chk and LCD Soundsystem. In terms of Electronic music, there is nothing new from exceptionally basic loops and copycat rhythms from Chk Chk Chk and LCD Soundsystem. And these copycats are the only mediocre tracks of the album. Otherwise, it's totally a waste of time. Expand