Album: What a Time to Be Alive

Subtlety wasn’t a priority here: even if it was assembled partially from scraps, What a Time To Be Alive was swinging from the heels. “Big Rings” is much in the same vein as “Jumpman,” at least in its aiming for a sort of breathless energy to stitch together the obvious hook and the more technical passages. More than anything else, What a Time was a tremendous resume for Metro’s ability to weave preposterous low ends into massive pop hits.