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Metronomy's Ultimate Playlist

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Metronomy have stealthily become one of the UK's biggest and best electronic acts, with their fourth album, Love Letters, released this week.

We caught up with the band's frontman, Joseph Mount, to discover his Ultimate Playlist and the stories behind the songs.

Read on to find out his choices, and hear some enormous tunes...

Listen to the whole playlist on Music Unlimited

Love Letters is out now

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Favourite movie soundtrack song

"Yello - Oh Yeah. I used to watch Ferris Bueller every week with my best friend when I was 10. This song closes that film, I used to wish I was Ferris Bueller, still do."



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Favourite sad song

"'Til I Die - The Beach Boys. The Beach Boys were a pretty troubled bunch of guys, this song is so beautiful, but tinged with such sadness."



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Favourite club anthem

"The Ones - Flawless. Bit odd after the Beach Boys, but a tune. The rap breakdown bit is one of my favourite moments in any song ever."



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Favourite song that no one else has heard of

"Downside/Sloviegs Song - Blowzabella. Blowzabella are a folk group from England. I saw them live once as a child and some woman stepped her high heel into my foot. I was trying to dance at the time."



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Favourite wedding song

"The Riddle - Nik Kershaw. I actually played this at my sister’s wedding, I was djing, the crowd went mental... in a yurt."



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Favourite current song

"Worst Behaviour - Drake. This song makes me feel like a boss."



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Favourite song from your childhood

"Real Gone Kid - Deacon Blue. Deacon blue are amazing, i remember hearing them in the background when I was young and seeing their videos on the chart show."



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Favourite lyric from a song

"Something In The Way - Nirvana. "It's ok to eat fish because they don't have any feelings". It's so angsty it's actually quite funny."



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Favourite one hit wonder

""Charles and Eddie - Would I Lie To You. It's still a pretty amazing song, it would work well at a wedding too I reckon."



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Favourite song from your own music

"I'm Aquarius - Metronomy. It's from the new record so it's topical, but it's the type of song I've always dreamed of making and here it is."



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