& The Muffin’s Metro Music" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://www.anklewicz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/mm1-300x300.jpg" data-large-file="https://www.anklewicz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/mm1.jpg" loading="lazy" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-1366" title="Martha & The Muffin's Metro Music" src="http://22.214.171.124/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/mm1.jpg" alt="" width="320" height="320" srcset="https://www.anklewicz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/mm1.jpg 320w, https://www.anklewicz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/mm1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.anklewicz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/mm1-300x300.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 320px) 100vw, 320px" />Just recently purchased iconic Toronto band, Martha & The Muffin’s debut LP Metro Music. For those who don’t know Martha & The Muffins were a new wave band, started in the late 70s. They had one major hit with “Echo Beach,” which opens this album. If you’ve heard “Echo Beach,” you can probably guess what this record sounds like. The entire record is in the same vein, and while it never hits the catchiness of the lead track, it still a fun record. It has a light touch of punk, and unfortunately a bit too much of a helping of ’80s cheese. Definitely not going to find itself on my turntable too often, but worth a bit of fun.
I can’t deny that part of what drew me to the record is the album cover, which is a map of the Southern end of Toronto, or Toronto in 1979. The inside sleeve has an aerial photograph of the, including the CN Tower without a SkyDome at the base.