Album
Synthetica
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User Reviews
Artist
Metric

Synthetica by Metric

Metric - Synthetica
CRITIC SCORE
69
Based on 15 reviews
2012 Rank: #444 / 736
USER SCORE
72
Based on
26 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The 405

A relevant-as-ever album with a nod to sci-fi themes seems fitting as this is perhaps the best marriage of their older, and newer sounds

75
A.V. Club

Synthetica looks before it leaps, pausing to reconnect with its past, then easing into the future.

70
musicOMH

There's certainly more than enough decent songs here to satisfy the faithful who may have been put off by the lacklustre Fantasies.

70
Pitchfork

Synthetica is something of a polemic, but Haines' moments of ambivalence are what make the record compelling.

70
Under The Radar

As the band reach more people with a growing fan base, they're not shying away from the same driving rhythms and melodies that colored their earliest songs.

70
Consequence of Sound

On Synthetica, Metric explores the dark side of an artificial world, while simultaneously appropriating it and offering new twists on the band’s familiar aesthetic by turning away from their new wave roots.

56
Paste

Continuing down Fantasies’ arena-rock/new-wave trajectory and committing to it even more rigidly, the appropriately titled Synthetica nearly always sounds wonderful but often feels empty.

50
PopMatters

Synthetica preps Metric to hit the masses head-on, and while the presentation is up to snuff, it’s hard to get all that excited about the individual tracks.

User Reviews
SiberianBreaks
73
Best tracks: Artificial Nocturne, Speed the Collapse, Lost Kitten

80
Do you like Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs? Paramore? Best Coast? Beach House? Dum Dum Girls? Yuck!? You’ll find all of them in just one album. Their fifth album. SYNTHETICA.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: June 12, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Metric Music International
GENRE: Indie Rock
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Added on: February 22, 2012