January 4th, 2010
   

 
Metric
Fantasies
Review Date
: January 4th, 2010
Reviewed By:
Rating:
Not Yet Rated
 

“Gimmie Sympathy” and
“Help I’m Alive”

 

Alright, let me get this outta my jones. Emily Haines is the sexiest lead singer to a band around. Yeah! If you don’t believe me, check out this video. She tells it like it is, doesn’t give a shit, has fun, and looks damn beautiful doing it. Take a lesson from that ladies. Anyway, Fantasies is just that, a departure from our mostly boring mundane existence. This is an enjoyable, interesting, if not overly challenging female led indie-pop rock album.

Emily and crew keep it simple on Fantasies and talk mostly about the primal things in life, mostly sex. And drugs if those can be considered primal. Escape maybe? Loud triggered drums, thick synths, and simple guitar parts rule the day musically. Where I personally believe the Yeah Yeah Yeahs failed this year with their new album, Metric really stepped up their game melding great guitar parts that rock and incorporating the synth elements I think Yeah Yeah Yeahs went a little over board with. Metric got the best of both worlds just right.

Lyrics are easy to digest, from “Everyone, everyone just wants to fall in love”, and “Who would you rather be, the Beatles or Rolling Stones?”, and “All the gold, all the guns, and the girls couldn’t get you off.” are fun but besides being catchy they won’t reach you too deep emotionally. It’s Fantasies that are fun, just like this record is, and this year that's all most of us can and should ask for. I believe this album is a precursor to Metric becoming one of the biggest female led rock bands in the coming years. Watch out MTV and 12 year old girls, she’s mine!

 

 
 
 

 

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