Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Make Believe: Metric, Fantasies

Unless you live in Canada and have had the pleasure of attending some of their frequent live shows, chances are, it has been a while since you’ve heard from Metric. Their last album, 2005’s Live It Out (assuming you don‘t count the 2007 long-delayed release of their previously unreleased/scrapped debut Grow up and Blow Away—which I do not), was a dense, moody exercise in post-rock subtleties partnered with melodic pop declarations. A natural departure from that album’s predecessor (Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?), it remains a watershed moment for a band that loves to play with expectations as much as it strives to exceed them.

*****Read the full review here.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

"the more you listen, the more you spot some of the weaker portions and broad miscalculations" for me it was exactly the opposite. Originally I thought, okay, not bad. Then I eventually realized it had sunk its hooks into me and I loved every single track. The tracks were haunting me. This is an almost perfect album. One of those ones where you're like "'Satellite Mind' is my favorite...No wait, 'Front Row'. But 'Sick Muse' is so good too. And of course 'Help, I'm Alive!'" ad nauseum.

Good writeup. I was going to post on it, but now you and Josh have and I'll sound REDUNDANT.