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Metric is excited to announce the release of a new album, Live It Out, on Last Gang Records, recorded throughout the year in Montreal and Toronto. Features the Single 'Monster Hospital'. 2005.
Toronto's Metric has the ability to appeal to fans on a number of levels: the group captures the likeability of Elastica with the cheekiness of Blondie and then mixes that new wave style with just enough of a growling guitar to give it some oomph. Since their last release, the acclaimed Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, Metric's sound has morphed slightly; this follow-up is a little more guitar-based and slightly less electronic than their last, a move likely to broaden their fan base even further.
Metric's rock-meets-new-wave is not only timely, it is joyful to boot. The driving track "Handshakes" could easily qualify for the next ipod commercial, while "Monster Hospital"'s retro punk style has a Clash-inspired chorus that will stay in your head for days. By the same token, the band's musical diversity is especially evident in the beautiful "The Police and the Private," where one could easily imagine that they are listening to an up-tempo Sarah Harmer track. Metric's cross-genre appeal is at least party due to frontwoman Emily Haines' delivery. A smart writer and performer, Haines' contributions to the Broken Social Scene collective have already made her voice somewhat familiar, and in her own element she shines especially bright. From her delicate whispers (the Pink Floyd-esque "Ending Start") to her Eurotrash-inspired yelps ("Live It Out") Haines has the "it" factor that makes indie rock critics swoon, and keeps fans dedicated. --Denise Sheppard
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Top Customer Reviews
Empty: slow start, but the chorus is amazing, The guitar solo hurt my eras at first but you have to get used to it.
Glass Ceiling: immediately became my favourite song. It's the singer's voice that does it all.
Hand$hake$: another one of the awesome trio. It's edgy.
Too Little Too Late: one of those slow songs you can listen to when you have a headache.
Poster OF A Girl: many people's favourite, it has a very catchy rhythm.
Monster Hospital: absolutely amazing as well. It's a fast song compared to some of the others
Patriarch On A Vespa: love the ending. Slow song.
The Police And The Private: very, very catchy tune. Its wordplay completely captivates you.
Ending Start: I stil haven't gotten the hang of this song yet...it's fairly slow, but the lyrics are amazing.
Live It Out: catchiness to the max. It's the kind of song you could have stuck in your head for weeks.
Basically, Metric is NOT mainstream, which makes me very happy. If you're tired of all the rap crap the radio stations play, listen to this!
But I merely like Live it Out.
More removed from the synth of Old World Underground, Live it Out is heavier with the bass, and crazy expressive with the guitar. The new sound is bold and beautiful, but unfortunately, the songs just aren't as catchy as the previous album's. I don't mean to say this heavier rock style cannot be catchy; it certainly can be, but the latest efforts of Metric don't have the addictive flair of say, IOU, Combat Baby, Hustle Rose, and Succexy. Most of the songs are great here, but not as memorable.
Emily's lyrics are just as clever and just as honest, but the melodic hooks are missing. It'll appeal to fans for sure, and expand the fan base to include those who prefer their rock a touch heavier, but I was made a fan by Metric's previous efforts. If Live Out Loud were their first album, I would've thought the group decent, but nothing to get really excited about.
I'm still pleased and will await their next album, but I find myself more drawn to the older favourites.
Live It Out may not be album of the year but it does contain a few contenders for single of the year. I am expecting POSTER OF A GIRL to be the top single.... somewhere... for 2005. An homage to early new wave and bloody brilliant. Other standout tracks are the title-track LIVE IT OUT, POLICE AND THE PRIVATE, HANDSHAKES and GLASS CEILING.
When I first heard their song Monster Hospital, something just clicked. I wanted and needed this album in my collection, I was dying to have it. Now I have it and I am really impressed. It's a good album with good beats and lyrics. I enjoy it and have it on replay constantly, its a great album and totally worth your money.
"Empty" is a great song to start off the album, catchy beat and strong beginning, middle and of course end. "Monster Hospital" is amazing, catchy beat, good lyrics and it makes you want to dance. "The Police and the Private" is fanstatic. It's one of the best albums on the song, very catchy and deep.
If you enjoy the bands Frou Frou, Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, Our Lady Peace, The Shins, etc you should defiantly buy this. They are a mix of alternative and indie.
Most recent customer reviews
Like the first Metric CD, it took me some time to listen to it and actually like it. It took longer this time because the songs were more hard. Soft then hard. Lol but anyways. Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2006
i was so exited for the release of this album. i do have to admit i was a little disappointed. after the cd 'old world underground' i was expecting something amazing.. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2006
This album is shockingly bad. Old World... was surprisingly good, but not fantastic. These guitar based songs are just common alternative rock garbage. There is no creativity. Read morePublished on Dec 15 2005 by Z Purcell
I absolutely love this album... I've been recommending it to pals... It's one of those cds that you can listen to over and over again... Read morePublished on Dec 7 2005 by Jules 514/709
I bought this album, because I heard one song. I can say that from begining to end--this cd had me hooked. Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2005 by Kelly Dickinson
Metric is one of Canada's coolest indie bands. I loved the CD.Published on Oct. 21 2005 by lovepoke