10 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his boldest effort yet, Joe Mount looks back on simpler times. Summer 08 is a plush, gleefully eccentric set that, despite its title, echoes the sideways pop of Bowie and Japan—all while Mount reflects, semi-cheekily, on his life before fame. The result is strangely moving, from the creeping nostalgia of “Mick Slow” to the melancholic pitter-patter of the Robyn-enriched “Hang Me Out to Dry.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his boldest effort yet, Joe Mount looks back on simpler times. Summer 08 is a plush, gleefully eccentric set that, despite its title, echoes the sideways pop of Bowie and Japan—all while Mount reflects, semi-cheekily, on his life before fame. The result is strangely moving, from the creeping nostalgia of “Mick Slow” to the melancholic pitter-patter of the Robyn-enriched “Hang Me Out to Dry.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings
34 Ratings
A Human Graboid ,

so glad you are back!!

Metronomy are the best! I love how each next release shows the band’s evolution. Yet there is an obvious and understandable yet subtle harkening to earlier works. In other words, they have done well here giving us something that sounds new and fresh yet clearly and uniquely “Metronomy”.

JNLP_ ,

A bit of a let down

I don't know, maybe I got spoiled after the "English Riveria" album. To me that is one of the greatest albums, not just from Metronomy but any artist mind you. Wasn't that impressed with "Love Letters" and while this is a better effort...it still seems a bit underwelming. That's just my honest opinion.

Fnj1976 ,

Channeling Japan

Sounds like the ghost of Mick Karn on some tracks...makes me want to hear "Gentleman Take Polaroids" again. Thanks!

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