Sunday, November 02, 2008

Metronomy - Nights Out

Should have posted about this one last Friday, as it would have suited the Halloween spirit very well - hell, they even have an old song called "Trick or Treatz"! After their debut "Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe)" from 2006 and a shit-hot load of remixes for the likes of Klaxons, Ladytron, Franz Ferdinand, Gorillaz, Late of the Pier or Lykke Li, "Nights Out", the second album from this British project, is here to provide a large dose of dancefloor fillers. There's a more pop-oriented take into their trademark sound, mainly because it includes much more voices, but all the rest that puts them on a place of their own is intact: a vintage approach to electro (hello 1980's), with a DIY/lo-fi attitude, some creepy gothic influences (hence the Halloween reference), clipped guitars, radiant synths and a lot of infectious hooks that seem both obscure and jubilant at the same time, a new one coming out of nowhere every 10 seconds or so. All in all, another mind-blowing record that should appeal to both indie and dance masses with any sense of good taste. (8,5/10)

Metronomy - Radio Ladio (video)

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