Saturday, 26 February 2011

Music: Fantasies (2009) by Metric

Today I will be discussing the 2009 album by Canadian act Metric "Fantasies".

A tad late on a review, but I've recently been reintroduced with the album after sitting on it for a few years, and all I can say is this album ages well. In a decade where rock has all but vanished from the popular scene,  it is a breathe of fresh air to see Metric exploring their sonic landscape. When listening, you can feel the battle between mainstream and raw indy spirit, most notably in the tenth track "Stadium Love".


With "Help I'm Alive" and "Gimme Sympathy", Metric blasts off into pop-dom with iconic and career highlighting take on the direction of mainstream rock. The fuzz dominates in a powerful, yet synthetic manner that recall the greater days of rock - pounding verses, smart bridges and triumphant choruses that grab you and throw you off a cliff.


Finally, my personal highlight of the album, "Sick Muse" combines an inventive and addictive guitar riff with, in my opinion, immaculate vocals that bring you to a whole different place.



All in all, a great album, but its sad to see a band come so close to a perfect album, but miss the mark only slightly due too a few sinker tracks, *cough cough* "Front Row" and "Blindness". :/

10 comments:

  1. I love all these music videos!!! I am actually a fan of Metric but I've never seen any of these music videos before. Nice post!

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  2. dude such a coincidence, I just got into this band not more than a month ago. Love there sound, and it helps that I think the lead singer is hot.

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  3. @Haezer Thanks! :D

    @FantasyFreak1 Yeah, I love their videos because they are so fun to watch, especially "Gimme Sympathy", where they switching positions in a one-taker.

    @Rolo Aren't they great? How did you find out about them? Know any other similar bands that I could check out?

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  4. Not particularly my taste in music, but hey, good post regardless.

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  5. Sick tunes, I can dig it. Thank you for sharing these!

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  6. Haven't heard of these guys before, great stuff!

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  7. I haven't heard metrics album, but always been meaning to. im gonna check it out

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  8. great blog, im totally following you from now on

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