Thursday, April 16, 2009

Metric: Fantasies

Metric - Fantasies

Okay, on Sunday, the last day of my long weekend, my mom was off work, soo we decided to go to Toronto. We went to Yorkddale mall anddd I had a frikken awesome time! I went to H&M and bought a purple dress, then to Foot Locker where my sister got two pairs of shoes (one Puma's, one Nike's), then I went to HMV while she went to try her new sneaks [Super comf! (The City, anyone?)] and I bought Twilight in 3 DISC DELUXE! :O Yess, I'm crazy I know, leave me alone!--I haven't even opened it yet. But that's not all.

To top it all off, I also bought.....wait for it....... THE NEW METRIC CD, FANTASIES!!!!!!! It really was the cherry on top of the cake. And, Oh. My. Gosh. It is astronomicallly amazing. Like absolutely no bad songs. The songs do kind of sound quite similar, but still, seperately you'll notice the differences, and they're all really superb. My favourite songs off the album, would have to be Satellite Mind, Gold Guns Girls, Collect Call and Front Row. Currently in order as:
1. Gold Guns Girls
2. Collect Call
3. Satellite Mind
4. Front Row
But they're all pretty much high up there as my faves.
Worst song? (still awesome, mind you) Stadium Love. When a good song is one of the worst songs, that's gotta mean it's gooooddd. Like Tootsie-Roll, skittles loving good.
But down to the real critism. Fantasies sounds alot like Live It Out--ya ya, that's their sound, that's what they're best at, I get it. But I kindof want more of the Old World Underground... material. I don't know, just me. (You might be wondering; is there even a difference between OWU and LIO? Yes, there is indeed.) Uhmm, like the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs; they sort of changed their sound a bit, and it worked out nicely for them! I mean, It's Blitz is really good. So if Metric is going to have a next album (hopefully they will, but let's not get ahead of ourselves) I think they may need to reinvent themselves a little. Don't ask me how, but I'm sure they'll find a way because I mean, It's Metric, people. They're magical.

The intoxicating, infectious singles, Help, I'm Alive and Gimme Sympathy (can I just say I hate that gimme! You're not Britney Spears, Metric.) are definitely good songs, but the one that's stuck with me the most is probably Collect Call, although it's not my #1 favourite on the album. It's one of those slow-to fast songs that I really love, and the lyrics are great, kind of reminds my of Dead Disco probably because 'disco', and in Collect Call, Haines sings 'got to make them move'. Emily is great as always, her voice nicely contrasts with a pretty guitar-based instrumental sound.

Fantasies, is pretty upbeat, the only real ominous song would have to be Blindness. The lyrics are simple enough to be incredulously deep. But uhmm, all in all, Fantasies is more of a head-bobbing, finger-tapping album, not really an album that will change your life, but a still a good one to listen to on a night with no stars. So, you keep your fantasies till then.

Album: 8.5/10


"Stadium Love" - Metric (give it a listen! it's so good!)

2 comments:

[Alex Lee] said...

You got the physical copy? Damn, I wish I still lived in Toronto. Ahaha, yeah it's a good one :) You should've looked for the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs CD too, it's amazing :)

[Alex Lee] said...

P.S. Some of the many lyric(s) that made me cry:

"Who'd you rather be? The Beatles or the Rolling Stones?"