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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release for the British electropop band led by Joseph Mount was recorded in his home studio.
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Wedding Bells
Yeah I hear wedding bells But they're not for you They're for your best friend And my best friend Yeah I hear wedding bells But they're not for... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
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  1. Oct 3, 2019
    85
    With the range, depth and lyrical class Metronomy brings to Metronomy Forever, it’s quite a fun listen, one that shows how the group has evolved over their lengthy career. The electronic orchestration will leave you bopping through memory lane as you reminisce on old love.
  2. Q Magazine
    Sep 10, 2019
    80
    Despite its running time and the magpie-like pilfering, on this amusing and bemusing album Mount never seems remotely in danger of repeating himself--or, for that matter, anybody else. [Oct 2019, p.112]
  3. Mojo
    Sep 10, 2019
    80
    Real heart pulses behind the earwiggy riffs, the lyrics tracing ideas of love from first stage to last, more nuances being revealed on each play. [Oct 2019, p.85]
  4. Sep 16, 2019
    80
    This is peak Metronomy, Mount and his charges at the top of the game as they move with pop music’s ever-evolving sound.
  5. Sep 23, 2019
    80
    There’s so much to take in that it requires many listens before all of Metronomy Forever’s charms reveal themselves, in part because of the palate-cleansing interstitial drones spread across the album. It’s worth the wait.
  6. Oct 3, 2019
    70
    Metronomy Forever has a welcomed freshness, with much of the album representing the band's best material from their latest few albums.
  7. Sep 17, 2019
    67
    Intentionally making musical wallpaper doesn’t sound like an exciting prospect, but Mount seems invigorated by abandoning the pursuit of the perfectly structured 10-track record.

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
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  1. Sep 21, 2019
    10
    There is such an evolve since metronomy released "Summer 08" in 2016, they've grown so badly. M4eva is so cohesive and it mixes nights out,There is such an evolve since metronomy released "Summer 08" in 2016, they've grown so badly. M4eva is so cohesive and it mixes nights out, pip paine and summer 08 (another releases of the band) in such an incredible atmosphere. Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2019
    10
    So different sound, Metronomy still experiment with sound, that's awesome !
  3. Sep 16, 2019
    10
    Legendary album! Iconic sounds and lyrucs. Kings of music. Album of the year!!
  4. Sep 16, 2019
    10
    Legendary. So cohesive. Best New Album. Highlights: Ur mixtape, Lately, Lately (going spare), Walking in the dark, Salted Caramel Ice cream,Legendary. So cohesive. Best New Album. Highlights: Ur mixtape, Lately, Lately (going spare), Walking in the dark, Salted Caramel Ice cream, The light, Sex emoji... I mean.... every song. Expand
  5. Nov 12, 2019
    9
    A wonderfully eclectic yet coherent record from a fantastic band. "Metronomy Forever" takes inspiration from their previous work to create aA wonderfully eclectic yet coherent record from a fantastic band. "Metronomy Forever" takes inspiration from their previous work to create a masterclass in electro-pop. It's range of ups and downs provides a compelling listen, each separated by quirky 'palette cleanser' tracks. With the charm of "Nights Out" and the rounded sound of "The English Riviera", Metronomy's latest album really is a beautiful thing. Expand
  6. Sep 13, 2019
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. That a lot of that sounds you need to get listened when your life ends ommm Expand
  7. Sep 28, 2019
    8
    It’s like hearing Thom Yorke or maybe Perfume Genius doing Daft Punk with glossy and acoustic sessions. No, it’s not Thom Yorke or maybeIt’s like hearing Thom Yorke or maybe Perfume Genius doing Daft Punk with glossy and acoustic sessions. No, it’s not Thom Yorke or maybe Perfume Genius doing Daft Punk with glossy and acoustic sessions. Yet it’s like hearing Thom Yorke or maybe Perfume Genius doing Daft Punk with glossy and acoustic sessions. No, actually it’s not Thom Yorke or maybe Perfume Genius doing Daft Punk with glossy and acoustic sessions. Expand

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