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Metronomy Forever

Metronomy

Metronomy Forever

Sixth studio album from the London-based electropop group recorded in front man Joseph Mount's home studio

ADM rating[?]

7.2

Label
Because Music
UK Release date
13/09/2019
US Release date
13/09/2019
  1. 8.0 |   Q

    Despite its running time and the magpie-like pilfering, on this amusing and bemusing album Mount never seems remotely in danger of repeating himself. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    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. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Metronomy’s reign as Britain’s foremost wonk-poppers shows no sign of ending anytime soon
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  4. 8.0 |   The Independent

    It’s an album stranded somewhere between pure joy and unexplainable sadness; like slapping on a false smile despite feeling miserable, and recognising how much it helps in the moment
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  5. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    For a project that was conceived 20 years ago, it’s no wonder that Mount sounds very much at ease on ‘Metronomy Forever’; reflecting on his new record and his place in the world
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  6. 8.0 |   DIY

    Unexpected, indulgent, and an absolute joy
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    With their sixth album, Metronomy tap into the spirit of their 2008 classic 'Nights Out', this time toeing the line between maturity and playfulness
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  8. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Excess is what double albums are all about, and Metronomy Forever never takes itself too seriously
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  9. 8.0 |   music OMH

    The band is now an essential part of English electronica, their palette ever more interesting with each record
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  10. 7.0 |   The Music

    Joseph Mount punches the air defiantly against the dullness of ageing
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  11. 7.0 |   Clash

    At seventeen tracks it's a purposefully meandering ride, one filled with funky instrumentals and ambient vignettes
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  12. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    While the album's emergence is wholly indicative of frontman Joseph Mount's supposed "need to feed his children," in Metronomy Forever, the band have nonetheless blessed the world with at least a handful of tracks worthy of even the snobbiest dance floors
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  13. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Lots to unpack, and it's a pleasure to do so. Print edition only

  14. 6.7 |   Pitchfork

    A casual approach gives rise to some of the English electro-indie band’s best songs in years. But for anyone not already misty-eyed with nostalgia, a meandering 17-track album is a hard sell
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  15. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Mostly uninspiring and even slightly annoying in its refusal to mature
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  16. 6.0 |   The 405

    Ultimately, its multitude of genres are too varied, unfocused and perplexing to be enjoyed as much as past Metronomy albums, and Forever is instead more likely to be appreciated for its individual highlights than overall concept
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  17. 6.0 |   Crack

    Tracks like Whitsand Bay and Wedding Bells are “classic” Metronomy in their slick, funky basslines, snappy percussion and bright synth-pop melodies
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