I don’t even know why I’m posting this, as just thinking about Metronomy makes me a tad miffed (Decided against buying overpriced NME Awards Tour tickets for Manchester/only balcony ones left for Glasgow) but the stark improvement from their last album ‘Nights Out’ and the sheer addiction it’s facing me with led to other things. ‘Nights Out’ was an album I frequently tried to wean myself onto but, other than a ridiculous amount of plays of ‘Heartbreaker’, nothing else really stuck with me.
‘The English Riviera’, on the other hand, is just damn catchy. It sounds properly put-together and the lyrics aren’t trash. NME awarded it 2# in their 50 Best Albums of 2011, with a 9/10 rating. Oh yeah, the albums I’ve hyperlinked – those are links to the albums on Spotify, if you fancy a gander. If you like your music electronic, synth-poppy whilst effortlessly cool and chilled, this album is definitely worth a checking out.