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Product details

  • Audio CD (8 Sept. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: BECAUSE
  • ASIN: B0017LI8FK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,878 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Nights Out
  2. The End Of You Too
  3. Radio Ladio
  4. My Heart Rate Rapid
  5. Heartbreaker (Feat. Cheryl Cole)
  6. On The Motorway
  7. Side 2
  8. Holiday
  9. A Thing For Me
  10. Back On The Motorway
  11. On Dancefloors
  12. Nights Outro
  13. Radio Ladio (Video)
  14. Holiday (Video)
  15. Heartbreaker (Video)

Product Description

BBC Review

To hoist Metronomy from the obscure laptop larks of bedroom-wrought debut Pip Paine (Pay the £5,000 You Owe) to the full-blooded fun machine of its present live incarnation, founder Joseph Mount had to do three things. One: recruit some bandmates to breathe life and energy into his songs. Two: run out to the Pound Store and snapped up some big, fun flashing lights that he, Oscar Cash and Gabriel Stebbing could wear around their necks at gigs. And three, write some pop music.

Go to a Metronomy gig and you get all that. Investigate second album Nights Out and you’ll find a transitional but very cohesive set, one that bridges the gap between dazzling pop and scuffling bedroom electronics with surprising grace. It’s a record that builds cautiously, from the insect hummings of Nights Out Intro, up up up through the wonky electro tickler The End of You Too, edging into the deadpan, nearly-sing-along of Radio Ladio and then WHAM: two of the best pop songs of the year, if not the decade.

The record’s most endearingly silly moment, My Heart Rate Rapid creeps up on a taut carpet of pings, cocks its head, then bursts into a helium delirium of incomprehensible falsetto ebullience, fizzing into the ether like drunken fireworks. A few octaves are dropped for the equally wonderful Heartbreaker, a minimal slink based around a curiously compelling sample of a creaky door and Mount’s half spoken, “I heard she broke your heart again / Well that girl’s a heartbreaker”. It’s tiny, but steely and compact, distilling the sentiment of nigh-on all pop music into two lines and refusing to sound smug about it.

Having scaled such heights, Nights Out immediately begins to descend: the likes of Side 2, On the Motorway and Back on the Motorway are gently intricate semi-instrumentals that glide forward, small but hypnotic, redolent of the after-dark drive depicted on the album’s cover. Indeed, taken as a whole the record is a surprisingly subdued affair.

With the band’s giddy live reputation growing by the gig, Nights Out is way more introverted than you’d have perhaps expected, but it hangs together nicely, and when it soars, it reaches the stars. --Andrzej Lukowski

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Format: Audio CD
This album is even better than the brilliant 'English Riviera' album. Its less produced but very quirky and experimental and probably needs to few plays to be fully appreciated, but its very original and addictive once you get it. 'My Heart Rate Rapid' is simply awesome.
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'Nights Out' is an utter masterpiece through and through. Don't listen to it expecting to pick up the tracks straight away, for parts of it, it's a grower. If you haven't tried any electronica before then may I suggest previewing it first via Spotify or iTunes. As an entire album, all of the tracks fit perfectly. Sure, they're other albums from 2008 which make the Top 10 list, but this works effortlessly. For fans of Late of the Pier, Crystal Castles, MGMT et al.
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Really fab album. Metronomy never fail to make me dance. if you're listening to them first time, listen to this album! Love all of their tracks. My favourites are Back On The Motorway, Radio Ladio, Heartbreaker, A Thing For Me. you'll quickly become addicted to the whole album
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An incredible second album and always a difficult one to produce, particularly if you are trying to surpass an acclaimed debut, so considering the first Metronomy album was so fantastic - although a little rough round the edges - these guys have really proved themselves as talented musicians. 'Nights Out' is not the most innovative album and I do draw comparisons to Hot Chip; being within the a similar genre and with the comedic undertones, but this does give the music a warm jovial feel. Combining this warmth with the funky melodies it creates a truly wholesome sound, what more could you want? Great stuff and can't wait to hear more from this band.
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Bought this album after seeing them play a stonking set at this years Latitude festival. Was really excited about this album but feel a bit let down because it just all sounds the same. Tracks 2,4 and 6 are stand out for me. Im not saying this is a bad album, far from it. Its well produced and gets a bit of a foot tap from me. If your looking for a stand out dance album try The Presets instead.
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Format: Audio CD
Sorry this is just a review of one of the songs! But that song was enough to make me seek this album out. I caught the video on some E4 channel by chance and after a minute or so was hooked by it. Im a picky so and so too, completely ignorant of new music because most of it doesnt stand up against the best music of the last 50 years, but yeah.....this catchy wee tune got me. So im proud(!) to be the first to pop a 'review' on here for this band and wish them luck, they look like an honest, ego-free, humourous band. Oh, so finally, at least get a hold of 'Heartbreaker' and see if its your thing!
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Format: Vinyl
great album, truly different to a lot of stuff out there, heart rate rapid and thing for you have had packed dancefloors bouncing when I've played them in cool clubs in london's east end.

If you prefer to listen to a 60year old wearing tight pants and singing an album of other peoples songs then this is not for you and perhaps you need to get out more.
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Had this & lost it, bought it again & it still sounds as good as it did originally. Fantastic, gonna play it til it breaks :)
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