Synthetica

Metric - Synthetica
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2012 Ratings: #552 / 946
User Score
Based on 64 ratings
2012 Ratings: #185
June 12, 2012 / Release Date
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Metric Music International / Label
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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.

domenic
100
this is my bible. matthew mark luke and john are dead
rosevean
72
#1 Artificial Nocturne, #7 The Void, #8 Synthetica
Felindie
75
Fav Tracks: Breathing Underwater, Youth Without Youth, Synthetica
80
Again, for the third Metric album in a row, I find myself at least really enjoying every track on the release. "Synthetica", with all its weird bells and whistles and sci-fi-tinged balladry, still comes across as a very genuine and heartfelt collection of songs. Emily Haines' lyrics still get me, the instrumentals are danceable, and though a lot of the extra sound effects and textures are pretty superfluous and useless, at the core of every song is a really solid ... read more
urbadave
90
Maybe I've got a voice-crush for Emily Haines, but I just love this album. The music is intricate and complex, the vocals are dead-on and the lyrics are wonderful.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#13/Spinner
#47/SPIN

MISC LISTS

#33/Drowned in Sound

Track List

  1. Artificial Nocturne
  2. Youth Without Youth
  3. Speed the Collapse
  4. Breathing Underwater
  5. Dreams So Real
  6. Lost Kitten
  7. The Void
  8. Synthetica
  9. Clone
  10. The Wanderlust
  11. Nothing But Time
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Added on: February 22, 2012