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Digital Subscriptions > Classic Pop > Duran Duran (Sept 2019) > METRONOMY

METRONOMY

METRONOMY FOREVER

BECAUSE MUSIC

★★★★

Last time out, the practicalities of new parenthood meant Summer 08 was a Joe Mount solo album in all but name. The new Metronomy album was nearly much different, too – Mount delivered a more concise wannabe pop record to Because Music before deciding it wasn’t good enough. Making Metronomy Forever more sprawling and adventurous on their second attempt works in the band’s favour – the handful of shorter tracks allow room to breathe among their more traditional all-out bangers like the frothy Salted Caramel Ice Cream and hectic Insecurity. It’s also unlikely the original all-pop formula would have found room for the delicious silliness of Sex Emoji or grungy Upset My Girlfriend.

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