• Record Label: Because
  • Release Date: Apr 11, 2011
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 59
  2. Negative: 2 out of 59

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  1. Apr 19, 2012
    3
    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.
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Dec 7, 2011
    80
    The English Riviera is a challenging but ultimately rewarding effort which cements Mount's reputation as one of Britain's most intriguing pop mavericks.
  2. 70
    It has a sense of Englishness that people might associate with Pulp, The Kinks, early Pink Floyd and Blur, and maybe even The Beatles.
  3. Mojo
    May 17, 2011
    80
    Metronomy have tapped into a rich seam of eccentric pop for their third studio release. [may 2011, p.114]