Metronomy / Love Letters
Album: Love Letters   Collection:General
Artist:Metronomy   Added:Aug 2014
Label:Elektra Records (East Coast)  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-09-05 Pull Date: 2014-11-07
Week Ending: Nov 9 Nov 2 Oct 26 Oct 19 Oct 12 Oct 5 Sep 28 Sep 21
Airplays: 2 5 6 1 3 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 25, 2021: KZSU Time Traveler
Love Letters
4. Jul 25, 2016: ZoëRadio
Love Letters
2. Aug 19, 2016: The Intercept
5. Jun 08, 2016: Kick Out The Blues
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3. Aug 05, 2016: Time Traveler
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6. Apr 27, 2016: Kick Out The Blues
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Album Review
Reviewed 2014-09-03
Fourth studio album from British electronic group Metronomy is more like a new lo-fi indie pop album then an electronic album. Actually, I would never have known that they were an electronic group if this album were the only one I had ever heard. It is a great record, super different, very cool melodies and unique instrumentation. Simple yet catchy songs. Good through and through.


Recommended Tracks: 1, 3, 4, 7, 8

1. (4:16) The Upsetter - Very simple drum machine beat and some synth, guitars build in later. Psychedelic feeling vocal, falsetto chorus.
2. (3:34) I'm Aquarius - Starts off minimalistic, much more electronic in the chorus and an overall alt-electronic feel, super mellow though.
3. (3:53) Monstrous - This song is run by the keyboard, one of my favorites. Infectious melody but keeping in that minimalist lo-fi vein. I didn't know electronic music could be lo-fi!
4. (5:16) Love Letters - Title track. Horns populate the beginning of the track and it builds into a psychedelic feeling chant of "love letters" as the chorus, then more of that awesome voice and some simple piano chords over a simple yet uptempo drum beat.
5. (3:27) Month Of Sundays - Down tempo, dreamy.
6. (4:19) Boy Racers - More synth and super electronic beat, instrumental.
7. (3:52) Call Me - Another great melody, singing and keyboard/synth are completely in synch at the beginning of the track, drums build in with some other cool sound effects and a more intricate beat.
8. (4:31) The Most Immaculate Haircut - "He's got the most immaculate hair cut, and with the right dye and shampoo, maybe i could to!" That is all.
9. (3:15) Reservoir - Jumpy synth driven track, still with that minimalist flare. Mid-tempo.
10. (4:36) Never Wanted - Super dreamy, drums only come in about 3/4 of the way through with some rich sounding guitar.

Track Listing
1. The Upsetter   6. Boy Racers
2. I'm Aquarius   7. Call Me
3. Monstrous   8. The Most Immaculate Haircut
4. Love Letters   9. Reservoir
5. Month Of Sundays   10. Never Wanted