Nights Out - Metronomy

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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 joy and longevity emanating throughout is at once jubilant and effortless: a luminescent pop-not-quite-masterpiece as much an indication one waits a little further down the road, Nights Out is eminently worthy of your time and investment.
  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. The result is an album that, unquestionably, marks him out as one of the UK's most promising new producers.
  5. his new record is a fine one, Nights Out picking up where 2006 debut "Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 You Owe)" left off; styles reeled in and stripped for parts which are reassembled, re-wired, into something oddly-cohesive.
  6. Nights Out may turn in a little too early, but for about three songs, it wrests synth pop supremacy from Metronomy's many competitors.
  7. 60
    At its best, as on 'Heartbreaker,' the singing has the deadpan charm of Talking Heads or Kraftwerk, adding to the likeability of men who know its better to be a robot than a hippy. [Oct 2008, p.108]
  8. 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]
  9. 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]
  10. 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
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. lees
    Jul 5, 2009
    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. Full Review »
  2. DorS.
    Sep 24, 2008
    An underrated gem.
  3. AlbertoU.
    Sep 24, 2008
    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. Full Review »