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Beginning as a scrappy, lo-fi side project and growing into one of the more creative acts mixing rock and electronic music, Metronomy is the project of London-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Joseph Mount. Named after the musical term for the measurement of time by an instrument, Mount started Metronomy in 1999 as a side project to the other bands he played with, using an old computer that his father gave him to record songs. Metronomy's first full-band lineup also included keyboardist/saxophonist Oscar Cash and keyboardist/bassist Gabriel Stebbing. Prior to Metronomy, Mount and Stebbing played together in bands such as the Upsides, a pop group the pair described as "the original Busted," and the Customers, with whom they played in university. When his cousin Cash joined Metronomy, it became the trio's main project. With a sound inspired by influences from Devo and David Bowie to N.E.R.D. and Pavement, Metronomy earned buzz for their engaging live shows as well as official and unofficial remixes of tracks by Gorillaz, Architecture in Helsinki, Sebastien Tellier, Kate Nash, U2, and Britney Spears. Their debut single, "You Could Easily Have Me," arrived in spring 2005 on the Holiphonic imprint, and the full-length Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 You Owe) was released that summer. In 2006, Metronomy signed to Because Music; the following year, the single Radio Ladio became their first and only release on its Need Now Future imprint. The label also issued 2008's Nights Out, which introduced their eclectic sound to a wider audience thanks to singles such as Heartbreaker and My Heart Rate Rapid. In 2009, Stebbing left Metronomy to focus on his other project, Your Twenties. Bassist Gbenga Adelekan and former Lightspeed Champion drummer Anna Prior joined the fold for 2011's The English Riviera, which boasted a sleeker sound than the band's previous work. It was their most commercially successful album to date, reaching number 28 on the U.K. charts, selling more than 60,000 copies, and earning them a Mercury Prize nomination. The album's popularity led to a sold-out show at Royal Albert Hall as well as comprehensive tours of both Europe and North America. Mount and crew went in a very different direction for Metronomy's fourth album, Love Letters. Taking inspiration from acts such as the Supremes, the Zombies, and Sly & the Family Stone, the band recorded at Toe Rag, an all-analog London studio frequented by indie rock bands such as the White Stripes and the Cribs. The singles I'm Aquarius and Love Letters -- which boasted a video directed by Michel Gondry -- signaled the album's mix of vintage warmth and cutting-edge pop ahead of its March 2014 release. The album peaked at number seven on the U.K. albums chart, their highest position on the chart yet. For Metronomy's next album, Mount changed course again, booking a studio just outside Paris and writing and recording a set of songs by himself within two weeks. The funky Summer 08, which reflected on the exuberance of the Nights Out era and featured collaborations with Mix Master Mike, Erol Alkan, and Robyn, arrived in July 2016. ~ Heather Phares
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Metronomy

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    Popularity
  2.   The Look
  3.   The Bay
  4.   Old Skool
  5.   Reservoir
  6.   Everything Goes My Way
  7.   This Could Be Beautiful
  8.   She Wants
  9.   You Could Easily Have Me
  10.   Black Eye/Burnt Thumb
  11.   Corinne
  12.   How Say
  13.   The Upsetter
  14.   Trouble
  15.   Complainte Pour Ste Catherine by Kate & Anna McGarrigle
  16.   Back on the Motorway
  17.   Love Underlined
  18.   Cybernaut
  19.   The End of You Too
  20.   Summer Jam
  21.   My House
  22.   Mick Slow
  23.   Hang Me Out to Dry
  24.   16 Beat
  25.   Miami Logic
  26.   Lost For Words Pt.4
  27.   Werewolf by Cat Power
  28.   Winners Lose
  29.   The Day (We Fell in Love)
  30.   Forever by Pete Drake
  31.   Love Caboose
  32.   Weather the Windmill by Mick Karn
  33.   Fold4,Wrap5 by Autechre
  34.   Hypnose
  35.   Blue Flowers by Dr. Octagon
  36.   Drunk
  37.   The Most Immaculate Haircut
  38.   Call Me
  39.   Boy Racers
  40.   Month of Sundays
  41.   Love Letters
  42.   Monstrous
  43.   I'm Aquarius
  44.   The English Riviera
  45.   Some Written
  46.   Loving Arm
  47.   Trick or Treatz
  48.   The 3rd
  49.   Peter's Pan
  50.   Love Song for Dog
  51.   I String Strung
  52.   Another Me to Mother You
  53.   Nights (Outro)
  54.   A Thing for Me
  55.   Holiday
  56.   On the Motorway
  57.   Heartbreaker
  58.   My Heart Rate Rapid
  59.   Radio Ladio
  60.   Prototype by OutKast
  61.   Cache Vocal
  62.   Metronomy Late Night Tales Continuous Mix
  63.   The Loss of a Wheel, Pt. 2
  64.   Nights Out
  65.   We Broke Free
  66.   Bearcan
  67.   New Toy
  68.   Seabird
  69.   You Are .... by Two Lone Swordsmen
  70.   Back Together
  71.   El Bozo by Chick Corea
  72.   Night Owl
  73.   On Dancefloors
  74.   Danger Song
  75.   Love's Not an Obstacle
  76.   Never Wanted

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