This 2011 Mercury Prize nominated album gets its 10th anniversary reissue with the original 11 tracks plus 6 previously unreleased tracks. The English Riviera was the breakout album for Metronomy and stands the test of time.
With 2 of Metronomys biggest tracks to date ‘The Look’ and ‘The Bay’ this is a must for that Indietronica, New Wave sound. Easily one of the best albums of 2011 and recognized by several end of year lists. While still developing their sound it’s nice to revisit The English Riviera, the album that brought us the band we know today.
The bonus tracks all stand up to the quality of the album with personal favourites ‘Picking up For You’ and ‘Friends’. The English Riviera is a nice little throwback to those summer nights, BBQ’s and good friends.