Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 90
    Everything about this album boils down to escape.
  2. Apr 14, 2011
    Possibly a little early to be wheeling out 'album of the year'-type assertions, but with The English Riviera Mount has set the bar nice and high.
  3. Apr 14, 2011
    While existing fans are catered to generously, the band have brought their sound on in leaps and bounds; an achievement that is testament to Mount's evolving songwriting prowess. They don't come much better than this.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jun 4, 2011
    Fans of Metronomy might criticise this album for being such a vast departure from Nights out and even more so the fantastic Pip Paine. To take this viewpoint, however, is to overlook the obvious quality of this record - masterfully constructed beach pop that defies any criticism of stripped-down over simplicity with killer riffs and stunning clarity of production. A chill-out masterpiece. Full Review »
  2. Oct 13, 2012
    Metronomy's best effort was a breath of summer air in last year's 'old- but-new-music-to-make-money' musical scene. With expanded guitars and good melodies, it was the soundtrack to most of parties, not simply because it is kind of easy listening, but because it's good. The simple songwriting fits well the homewarming sound that surpasses trough all this album. I still wait more participation from band's drummer Anna Prior at vocals. Full Review »
  3. Apr 19, 2012
    Plinky-plonky rubbish. Maybe Metronomy aren't for me, or maybe it sounds different on the actual English Riviera rather than in rain-soaked Glasgow. I do like a bit of Brit Lo-fi, but I think Belle and Sebastian have done this sort of thing a lot better than this. The rating is for 'The Look' only, avoid the rest. Full Review »