Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Metronomy's Ultimate Playlist

hero2.jpg
hero1.jpg
hero4.jpg
hero3.jpg

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

____________________________________

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."



____________________________________

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."



____________________________________

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."



____________________________________

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."



____________________________________

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."



____________________________________

Favourite current song

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



____________________________________

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."



____________________________________

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."



____________________________________

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."



____________________________________

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."



____________________________________

Related

metro2.jpg

VIDEO: Exclusive Metronomy Album Track-By-Track

gon.jpg

Michel Gondry Directs New Metronomy Video

hero_coolestalbums.jpg

The 50 Coolest Albums ever

kelehero1.jpg

Kele Okereke's Ultimate Playlist

hero1.jpg

Katy B's Ultimate Playlist

examplehero1.jpg

Example's Ultimate Playlist

zanehero1.jpg

Zane Lowe's Ultimate Playlist

615x330-shortlistenhero.jpg

The ShortListen - October 2014

1-velvet.jpg

50 Coolest Album Covers

Comments

More

Five Canadian artists you need to hear right now

Over Bieber? Here’s some music you won’t be embarrassed to brag about by Louise Donovan

30 Sep 2016

Benedict Cumberbatch sings on stage with Pink Floyd's David Gilmour

We think he should stick to acting

29 Sep 2016

This baffling tune about pineapples in pens is a legitimate banger

You need these fifty seconds of pure joy in your life

27 Sep 2016

All the clues that suggest 2017 will be the year of Daft Punk

We live in hope by Paddy Maddison

26 Sep 2016

Album cover models: where are they now?

From Nirvana's iconic Nevermind baby to Blink's Enema nurse by Paddy Maddison

26 Sep 2016

We went all the way to Ibiza to find the person having the most fun

A quest to find the person having it largest in Europe's club capital

21 Sep 2016

DJ Shadow's Endtroducing is the greatest album you’ve never heard of

Endtroducing..... celebrates a landmark birthday & it's as good as ever by Dave Fawbert

20 Sep 2016

Bros are coming back & here's why we should be celebrating

The hidden genius of their biggest hit by Dave Fawbert

19 Sep 2016

After Skepta, here are the next five grime acts you need to know about

Get these on your playlists right now by Dave Fawbert

16 Sep 2016

This is why, as they reunite, Aqua deserve to be celebrated

The story of one of pop music's great lost songs by Dave Fawbert

15 Sep 2016