Originally a solo vehicle for British singer/songwriter Joseph Mount, Metronomy's follow-up to Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 You Owe), is the first to feature full-time band members Oscar Cash and Gabriel Stebbing. Released in 2008, Nights Out, conceived as a concept album based on an evening on the town, blends melancholic synth pop, minimal techno-funk, and falsetto-laden vocals to create an eclectic sound which recalls the experimental electronica of Hot Chip. Produced by Mount, it includes the singles "Radio Ladio," "My Heart Rate Rapid," "Holiday," "Heartbreaker," and "A Thing for Me."
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AllMusic Review by Jon O'Brien