Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Metric - Gimme Sympathy, Gimme Fantasies

Today is the official release date of Metric's fourth album "Fantasies", an excellent work that takes the dynamic rock direction of previous album "Live It Out" to the next level. While the album is not lacking in more mellow ("Twilight Galaxy", "Collect Call") or pure pop ("Gimme Sympathy") moments, for the most part it boasts a big, explosive sound dominated by James Shaw's fierce guitar playing and Joules Scott-Key's and Joshua Winstead's propelling rhythms. But, as usual, the most important ingredient that elevates Metric to a class of its own is the sensual voice and fiery performance of Emily Haines, who returns renewed after a brief stay in Buenos Aires in search of songwriting inspiration. Almost half the tracks on the disc are among the best moments of the band's career: "Help I'm Alive", "Sick Muse", "Front Row" and the epic finale of "Stadium Love". Visit the band's site to preview/purchase the album, take a look at a brief overview of the Metric story here and enjoy the video for second single "Gimme Sympathy" below:
Metric - Gimme Sympathy

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