Metric - Fantasies
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2009 Ratings: #215 / 867
Year End Rank: #44
User Score
Based on 79 ratings
2009 Ratings: #80
Liked by 2 people
April 7, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Last Gang Records / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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fantasies is a fucking great album. i remember seeing them open for paramore never having heard of them, hearing them blast my ears out with "stadium love", and immediately going home after the show and listening to this album, and then all of their other albums. seriously great. in the world of indie/new wave crossovers this is a top 10 for sure.

fav songs: gimme sympathy, hia, sick muse, stadium love
Metric’s most sold and most popular album, released during the peak of their career. Fantasies is the pinnacle of the bands creativity and sound. With four singles, six videos and its success leading to appearances on soundtracks for Scott Pilgrim vs The World and Twilight: Eclipse, Fantasies is collectively the best album in the bands repertoire. Due to its success in being an experimental rock record, Metric became more confident to later explore different genres of music with their two ... read more
#1 Help I'm Alive, #5 Gold Guns Girls, #6 Gimme Sympathy, #9 Blindness, #10 Stadium Love
The guitar-and-drum backbone of these songs may place them in the indie rock universe, but really, what makes “Fantasies” so irresistible is Emily Haines’ pop instincts. “Fantasies” is one of those albums that hammers out one absolute banger after another. There’s something in Haines’ ability to ride and deliver a melody — lyrics and melodies that might not seem mind-blowing on paper become addictive in her hands. The first six songs each have the ... read more
This is the album that probably introduced you to Metric. It's their biggest sounding, catchiest, most streamlined release, and yeah, it's one hell of a pop record. Melodically straightforward and simple? Totally. Almost to a fault. But Emily Haines' vocal and lyrical presence is fucking magical and I dare you to give this a few listens and not find yourself jamming along to pretty much every song.
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Track List

  1. Help, I'm Alive
  2. Sick Muse
  3. Satellite Mind 
  4. Twilight Galaxy
  5. Gold Guns Girls
  6. Gimme Sympathy
  7. Collect Call
  8. Front Row
  9. Blindness
  10. Stadium Love

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