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Lessons Learnt: Joe Mount Of Metronomy's Favourite Albums
Patrick Clarke , February 21st, 2019 10:53

As Metronomy reissue 'Nights Out' for its 10th anniversary, their frontman Joe Mount sits down with Patrick Clarke to pick his favourite records, and explain how they shaped him


DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....

This was an insanely important record for me and a whole generation of bedroom producers. I was probably into Nirvana before that. Even though it doesn’t have lyrics, it taps into the mind of a teenage boy. It’s perfect, you can get lost in it. A lot of the first music I tried to make on my own was trying to sound like DJ Shadow, that was the blueprint. You might not be able to hear the influence so much in Metronomy, I think by my first album I was finding my own sound, but I think the biggest thing I took from this record is in terms of instrumental music and what it can be, the fact it can be even more emotive and emotional than lyrical music, it gives you quite a lot of room to think about a lot of stuff.