Metronomy – The Bay (Because Music)

July 17, 2011 by  

Fresh from the success of recent album ‘The English Riviera’, Metronomy release ‘The Bay’- a delicious electronic summery follow-up treat to the horrendously catchy appetizer ‘The Look’ (sincere apologies for the repetitive use of ‘The’- blame Metronomy).

The dreamy, hypnotic vocals of Joseph Mount and co. added with an atmospheric sea of endless imagination and catchy hooks have made ‘The English Riviera’ what it is- an instant triumph. The album is contained and neat with intelligent, mischievous harmonies and sinfully catchy notes. With a handful of new band mates, Mount has created a refined, polished sound likely to appeal to the masses.

With its playful tones and mesmerizing funk beats- ‘The Bay’ has similar conventions to Metronomy’s debut album ‘Nights Out’ in terms of simplicity, effortlessness and ease. The control and strength of Gbenga Adelekan’s bass provides the backbone to the song, with the stifling drum beat and keyboard giving it an enduring 80’s dance influence. Leading up to an epic, howling chorus that simply belts out ‘It feels so good in the bay’, Metronomy give permission for a colossal sing-a-long that rounds up the memorable nature and powerful talent of this established band.

[rating:3.5]


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