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Review: Metric’s “Fantasies” by tjwell01
April 11, 2009, 3:17 pm
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Metric’s Fantasies (April 14th) is a complete and clean album full of new-wave pop hits that grip you till the end.

Few albums match Fantasies’ collective whole as each song evokes fresh electro-pop sounds and memorable beats. Metric’s veteran strength shows up in each song’s captivating beats and crashing hooks. Fantasies’ sound reflects today’s electro titans, without losing its 1990s charm.

Each song in the album is either good or awesome, nothing less. Tracks that stand out, like “Help I’m Alive” and “Gimme Sympathy,” erupt with catchy lyrics and good fast-paced synthesizer beats. Each song rocks hard with different styles and just the right mix of indie-rock and Top 40 pop music.

Fantasies meshes well with electro-pop groups like Santigold and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but has 1990s song structure. When I hear Emily Haines (singer) hold notes, I hear traces of No Doubt and Garbage at times. Fantasies proves Metric’s vision transcends time.

Don’t bother hitting “skip” while listening to Metric’s Fantasies. It’s a flawless ensemble of fresh sound with retro flavor.

—Jett Wells, Co-Reviews Editor

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