Summer 08

Metronomy - Summer 08
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2016 Ratings: #415 / 760
User Score
Based on 102 ratings
2016 Ratings: #395
July 1, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Drowned in Sound

In the years since Pip Paine… and Nights Out the group had seemed to be more focused on recording albums than three-minute-hits. The two sides of the group, both new and old, combine gloriously in Summer, creating a pure pop climax some of the supposed greats of the genre would be proud of.

80
The Skinny
It’s this wit – both in lyrics and in music – coupled with his constant tinkering which makes Metronomy such a joy to listen to. And still one of the UK’s most original modern pop bands.
80
NME
Downsides? There really aren’t any. Mount has done it again.
80
Exclaim!

Summer 08 may not have been designed to build on the success of Love Letters and The English Riviera, but it still very well may; it's every bit as resourceful, offbeat and pleasing as anything Mount has done to date.

80
DIY

Nodding strongly towards everything from Hall & Oates, to Justice, and Patrice Rushen, and flaunting all of Mount’s influences without a hint of irony, Summer ‘08’ is from start to finish, a back to basics, pure-pop odyssey.

80
AllMusic

Summer 08's exuberance and sophistication are a testament to those skills, as well as to music's power to define and evoke a period in time -- and one of Metronomy's most enjoyable albums yet.

75
The Line of Best Fit

While it might lack the chaotic charm of Nights Out, or the lush, well-rounded sound of The English Riviera, it makes up for that by simply being fun.

75
The 405

Mount remains an exceptional musical craftsman, who continues to shift and change and toy with his formula, which is proven to result in fun listens like Summer 08.

75
Under The Radar

Summer 08 is Metronomy stripped back and as a result plays to frontman Joseph Mount's strengths.

72
Pitchfork

In anyone else’s hands, Summer 08 might seem strange and cold. But from Mount, as ornery as it is, it feels like a gesture of trust.

70
Loud and Quiet
The BPMs rarely raise pulse rates, and for an album supposedly bursting with bangers, it features far too few. But then maybe that’s Mount’s point: we’ll never recapture the euphoria of youth, so those rose-tinted memories should be relegated to the past.
70
Clash

‘Summer 08’ is the banger-filled record Mount has always wanted to make, for fun, and we’re very much glad that he did.

70
musicOMH

Overall ... there is more than enough on Summer 08 to reconfirm Metronomy’s position as one of this country’s wittiest, most original and purely enjoyable pop acts.

70
No Ripcord

Summer 08 is good work from Mount, and an album with its fair share of corking tracks.

Z.Younk
NR
IDK about you, but MY summer 2008 was way more eventful than this.
sourcherry24
80
Lovin' this so far.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#39/Gaffa (Norway)
#42/Fopp
#79/Under the Radar
/Esquire (UK)

Track List

  1. Back Together
  2. Miami Logic
  3. Old Skool
  4. 16 Beat
  5. Hang Me Out To Dry (With Robyn)
  6. Mick Slow
  7. My House
  8. Night Owl
  9. Love's Not an Obstacle
  10. Summer Jam
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