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

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