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Summer 08
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Released1 July 2016
ProducerJoseph Mount
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  1. 'Old Skool'
    Released: 11 May 2016

Bass Basses, Keyboards, Programmed By Keyboard Programming – Mick Karn: 3:58: 5: Saviour, Are You With Me? Arranged By – Mick Karn Bass, Vocals, Bongos, Clarinet, Saxophone, Keyboards – Mick Karn Guitar – Hugh Burns Programmed By Keyboard Programming – Richard Barbieri Vocals Additional Vocals – Angie Usher Written-By.

Summer 08 is the fifth studio album by English electronic band Metronomy, released on 1 July 2016 by Because Music.[1][2][3]

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Mick Karn - Titles. Karn was born Andonis Michaelides in Nicosia on 24 July 1958. When he was three, his Greek-Cypriot parents moved with him to London, where he was raised.In his youth he began playing mouth organ at the age of seven and violin at the age of eleven, before he took up playing bassoon for the school orchestra. As a bassoon player he performed with London School Symphony Orchestra in a. Mick Karn - Titles. Artist: Mick Karn Title: Titles Year: 1990 Type: Album Format: CD, Album, Reissue Label: Virgin Catalog: CDV 2249 Count.

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Recording and release[edit]

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Summer 08 is Metronomy's first album recorded solely by member Joseph Mount since their debut effort, Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 You Owe). Its title and release date was announced on BBC Radio 1 in an interview with Annie Mac on 11 May 2016, simultaneously with a release of the album's first single, 'Old Skool'.[12] Collin Robinson of Stereogum called the song a 'disco-leaning, 808-heavy, DJ-scratching throwback of a jam.'[13] The track 'Mick Slow' samples most of the track 'Weather the Windmill' from Mick Karn's first solo album, 'Titles'. Metronomy included Karn's track in their edition of the Late Night Tales series in 2012.

Critical reception[edit]

Summer 08 has received mostly positive reviews from music critics. According to critic review aggregator Metacritic, the album has received a score of 74/100, based on 23 reviews, indicating 'generally favorable'.[4] Laura Snapes of Pitchfork writes that 'Metronomy's latest record strips away any pretense that they are a band, focusing on its sole creator, Joe Mount. The album solidifies his own idiosyncratic brand of standoffish funk.'[11]

Track listing[edit]

1.'Back Together'3:40
2.'Miami Logic'3:20
3.'Old Skool'5:13
4.'16 Beat'3:16
5.'Hang Me out to Dry' (with Robyn)3:50
6.'Mick Slow'5:02
7.'My House'3:19
8.'Night Owl'4:28
9.'Love’s Not an Obstacle'3:15
10.'Summer Jam'3:43


Chart (2016)Peak
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[14]109
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[15]26
French Albums (SNEP)[16]9
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[17]56
Irish Albums (IRMA)[18]49
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19]22
UK Albums (OCC)[20]20


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  2. ^Geslani, Michelle (2016-05-12). 'Metronomy announce new album, share 'Old Skool' featuring Beastie Boys' Mix Master Mike — listen'. Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2016-05-14.
  3. ^'Metronomy announce new album 'Summer 08' - watch video for single 'Old Skool''. NME. 2016-05-11. Retrieved 2016-05-14.
  4. ^ ab'Summer 08 Reviews'. Metacritic. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  5. ^Phares, Heather. 'Summer 08 - Metronomy'. AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  6. ^Martin, Felicity (2016-07-05). 'Metronomy - Summer 08'. Clash. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  7. ^Kivel, Adam (2016-06-30). 'Album Review: Metronomy – Summer 08'. Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  8. ^Hunt, El. 'Metronomy - Summer 08'. DIY. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  9. ^Lindsay, Cam (2016-06-29). 'Metronomy - Summer 08'. Exclaim!. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  10. ^Cottingham, Chris (2016-06-29). 'NME Album Reviews'. NME. Retrieved 2016-07-15.}
  11. ^ abSnapes, Laura (2016-07-09). 'Metronomy: Summer 08 - Album Reviews'. Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  12. ^'Metronomy'. BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  13. ^Robinson, Collin (2016-05-12). 'Metronomy – 'Old Skool' Video'. Stereogum. Retrieved 2016-05-14.
  14. ^' – Metronomy – Summer '08' (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  15. ^' – Metronomy – Summer '08' (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  16. ^' – Metronomy – Summer '08'. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  17. ^' – Metronomy – Summer '08' (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  18. ^'GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 27, 2016'. Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  19. ^' – Metronomy – Summer '08'. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  20. ^'Official Albums Chart Top 100'. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
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ReleasedNovember 1982
RecordedJuly & August 1982 Studio 4, A.I.R. Studios, London
GenreExperimental rock, synthpop
LabelVirgin Schallplatten GmbH, Blue Plate
ProducerMick Karn, Colin Fairley
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Dreams of Reason Produce Monsters
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  1. 'Sensitive'
    Released: June 1982
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Titles is the debut solo studio album by the English new wave artist Mick Karn, released in 1982. The album peaked at #74 on the UK Album Chart.


Titles was released in November 1982, shortly after Karn's band Japan had announced their intention to split up. Karn recorded the album in London during July and August 1982, and Japan drummer Steve Jansen and keyboard player Richard Barbieri both worked as session musicians on the album.

The track 'Sensitive' is a reworking of the Roberto Carlos song 'À Distância' (both Carlos and Karn are credited as writers). It was originally produced by Karn with Ricky Wilde and released as a single in June 1982, though it failed to chart. A new version of the track was recorded for the album, and it was re-released as a single in January 1983 when it peaked at #98.

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Side A
  1. 'Tribal Dawn' 4:10
  2. 'Lost Affections in a Room' 4:17
  3. 'Passion in Moisture' 4:12
  4. 'Weather the Windmill' 3:54
Side B
  1. 'Saviour, Are You With Me?' (trad., arr by Mick Karn) 4:05
  2. 'Trust Me' 4:57
  3. 'Sensitive' (Roberto Carlos, Mick Karn) 4:35
  4. 'Piper Blue' 4:21
Bonus track on 1990 CD release

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  1. 'The Sound of Waves' 6:11

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  • 'The Sound of Waves' had been previously issued as the B-side to the album's only single release, 'Sensitive'.


  • Mick Karn - fretless bass, saxophone, clarinet, bassoon, ocarinas, recorder (tracks 3 and 8), African flute (tracks 3 and 7), percussion (except track 7), keyboards, vocals, drum machine (tracks 3, 6, and 8), keyboard programming (tracks 4 and 8), producer
  • Richard Barbieri - keyboard programming (except tracks 4 and 8), keyboards (track 6)
  • Hugh Burns - guitar (track 5)
  • Colin Fairley - percussion (track 1), producer, engineer, remixing
  • David Jacobs - assistant engineer
  • Steve Jansen - congas (track 1), cymbal (track 7)
  • David Rhodes - guitar (track 6)
  • Tim Summerhays - engineer
  • Angie Usher - vocals (track 5)
  • Ricky Wilde - keyboards (track 7), drum machine (track 7), producer, mixing

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  1. ^'Steele, Deborah (25 November 1982). 'Album Reviews)'. Smash Hits. Vol. 4 no. 24. EMAP Metro. p. 35.
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