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Top 10 Albums of 2011! #2 The English Riviera

Metronomy have turned The English Riviera into a river of melodic dreams.

I can safely say that no band has had a more profound impact on my musical taste this year then the English electropop geniuses of Metronomy. They have given me reason to hold others to higher standards with their incredibly talented electronic music that is just miles above the mainstream. I took one look at The Lookearlier this year, and you better believe that I was absolutely hooked. From there I dug right into the band’s latest album The English Riviera, at that point I became utterly obsessed with it. Such melodies, such rhythm- how moving, how grooving- and above all else emotionally driven by such a wide variety of sounds. It’s just a pleasurable experience to be exposed to the many rich layers Metronomy provides in all their music. You have the breathtaking The Bay, and the daunting and haunting track She Says, or even the surprisingly heart melting Everything Goes My Way. This is the kind of album that I could leave going on repeat in my car for weeks. The English Riviera came close to being my top album of 2011 but will have to settle with a gentleman’s second.

The Look” – Metronomy

The Bay” – Metronomy

She Wants” – Metronomy

Everything Goes My Way” – Metronomy

Metronomy - The English Riviera (click image to buy album)

  1. “The English Riviera” 0:37
  2. We Broke Free“* 4:05
  3. “Everything Goes My Way”* 3:30
  4. “The Look”* 4:37
  5. “She Wants”* 3:51
  6. Trouble“* 4:46
  7. “The Bay”* 4:50
  8. Loving Arm“* 3:31
  9. Corinne“* 3:16
  10. Some Written“* 6:03
  11. Love Underlined“* 5:58
*Notable Tracks

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Song of the Day! Metronomy – Corinne

Metronomy - Corinne

England based Metronomy are responsible for this year's stunning album The English Rivera

[Note: This is NOT the real version of Corrine. This a bizarre reversed remix that is a stand-in because the real Corrine is copyright protected and was removed from Soundcloud.]

Ok, so when I last posted about Metoronomy, back in April, I had only just discovered the indie/electronic band through the track the laid back single The Look. After I couldn’t get enough of that track I had to get my hands on a copy of the band’s 2011 album The English Rivera for myself. There is no exaggeration in my words when I say picking up this album was musically one of the smartest things I did this year. The English Rivera is like journey of love and lust lead by a cascade of electronic beats and the smoothest bass playing you’re likely to hear out of an indie album this year. Then there’s the intelligent and beautiful lyrics, the intricate electro loops, and the always dominating soft percussion that just adds this perfect level to each track. I could keep going on and on about why The English Rivera is on of the best albums of 2011, but there is no way to truly convey into words the powerful and some what primordial energy put of from this wonderful third studio album. Listening through track by track never leads to disappointment. Do you know how hard it was to pick Corinne as my stand out track? Well, actually it wasn’t that hard because Corinne is an amazing song after all. I can’t help but to sway slightly back and forth faster and faster every time I full get into this song. Yeah, I’d say the majority of Metronomoy’s songs have the power of possession, which is a scary thought, but sometimes you just have to surrender and give yourself up to the music. If you too want to chill out and lose some inhibitions then I highly recommend getting yourself a copy of The English Rivera.

Please head on over to Metronomy’s Facebook Page and give them a Like! There is tons of great info about  The English Rivera on the page as well.


Song of the Day! Metronomy – The Look

Metronomy bring us laid back electronic music from Devon, England

I’m going to slow things down a bit today and show off one of my favorite discoveries of recent times. Just the other month I came across the not so little band of Metronomy and their latest single The Look. The song just has that ambient chill pacing and a nice shuffle beat that keeps me in a relaxed state of mind. From what i’ve read into, this soft and casual electronic music style is only the norm for Metronomy and I’m perfectly down for some tranquil electro pop. I just so happens that today is the day Metronomy releases their new album The English Riviera in the United States, the UK saw a release last Tuesday. So if this song is closer to your musical taste and style then I’d highly recommend looking further into The English Riviera, I sure as hell know I’m going to.