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The English Riviera by Metronomy

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The English Riviera

Metronomy

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Album

The English Riviera

Metronomy

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Label: Because Music/WMI
On Metronomy's third album, the Brighton band tempers the punkier edges of its dance rock in favor of a softer, more considered sound, brimming with lush vocal harmonies and analog synths. "She Wants" and "The Look" are brilliantly understated funk, equal parts slack and sultry; "The Bay" dangles spiky riffs from elastic bass lines. An ode to founder Joe Mount's seaside hometown of Devon -- complete with crying seagulls -- it's a cross between sunny California beach pop and moodier British traditions, with murky sonics serving as the rain clouds to the jangly chords' silver lining.

About This Album

On Metronomy's third album, the Brighton band tempers the punkier edges of its dance rock in favor of a softer, more considered sound, brimming with lush vocal harmonies and analog synths. "She Wants" and "The Look" are brilliantly understated funk, equal parts slack and sultry; "The Bay" dangles spiky riffs from elastic bass lines. An ode to founder Joe Mount's seaside hometown of Devon -- complete with crying seagulls -- it's a cross between sunny California beach pop and moodier British traditions, with murky sonics serving as the rain clouds to the jangly chords' silver lining.

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About This Album

On Metronomy's third album, the Brighton band tempers the punkier edges of its dance rock in favor of a softer, more considered sound, brimming with lush vocal harmonies and analog synths. "She Wants" and "The Look" are brilliantly understated funk, equal parts slack and sultry; "The Bay" dangles spiky riffs from elastic bass lines. An ode to founder Joe Mount's seaside hometown of Devon -- complete with crying seagulls -- it's a cross between sunny California beach pop and moodier British traditions, with murky sonics serving as the rain clouds to the jangly chords' silver lining.