Album artwork for Small World by Metronomy
Album artwork for Small World by Metronomy

Now on album number seven, Metronomy has continued where many of their 2000s ‘cool’ band peers have dropped off along the way. Small World is a return to simple pleasures, nature, an embracing in part of more pared down, songwriterly sonics (some moments wouldn’t sound amiss on a Wilco release), all while asking broader existential questions: which feels at least somewhat rooted in the period of time during which it was made – 2020. For all that Mount seems to think he has made a comparatively sombre record, much of Small World still pulses with the zesty, tongue-in-cheek joie de vivre you’d expect of a Metronomy record.

So sure, things are different now Joe Mount is getting older and what’s on his mind is changing, but that doesn’t mark a change in quality for Metronomy. An immaculate set of tracks, Joe Mount’s ability as a songwriter and arranger shines through on Small World, evergreen. Metronomy might be growing up, but they’re not afraid to still have fun with it all. Through the tumultuous ebb and flow of the years, Metronomy continues to endure and make great pop music – and, really, that’s all that we could ask for.

Metronomy

Small World

Because Music
Album artwork for Small World by Metronomy
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140 Gram Vinyl housed in Embossed Gatefold Sleeve with Printed Inner. Plus 12x12 4 Page Comic Book.

Marble Blue and White

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Released 02/25/2022Catalog Number

BEC5610028

Album artwork for Small World by Metronomy
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$34.99

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899077151

Album artwork for Small World by Metronomy
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Released 02/25/2022Catalog Number

0899077144

Metronomy

Small World

Because Music
Album artwork for Small World by Metronomy
LP +

$34.99

exclusive

140 Gram Vinyl housed in Embossed Gatefold Sleeve with Printed Inner. Plus 12x12 4 Page Comic Book.

Marble Blue and White

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 1000 copies
Released 02/25/2022Catalog Number

BEC5610028

Album artwork for Small World by Metronomy
LP +

$34.99

Indie Exclusive

Clear
Released 02/25/2022Catalog Number

899077151

Album artwork for Small World by Metronomy
LP

$29.99

Black
Released 02/25/2022Catalog Number

0899077144

Now on album number seven, Metronomy has continued where many of their 2000s ‘cool’ band peers have dropped off along the way. Small World is a return to simple pleasures, nature, an embracing in part of more pared down, songwriterly sonics (some moments wouldn’t sound amiss on a Wilco release), all while asking broader existential questions: which feels at least somewhat rooted in the period of time during which it was made – 2020. For all that Mount seems to think he has made a comparatively sombre record, much of Small World still pulses with the zesty, tongue-in-cheek joie de vivre you’d expect of a Metronomy record.

So sure, things are different now Joe Mount is getting older and what’s on his mind is changing, but that doesn’t mark a change in quality for Metronomy. An immaculate set of tracks, Joe Mount’s ability as a songwriter and arranger shines through on Small World, evergreen. Metronomy might be growing up, but they’re not afraid to still have fun with it all. Through the tumultuous ebb and flow of the years, Metronomy continues to endure and make great pop music – and, really, that’s all that we could ask for.