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Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?

Metric Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Buy This Album and Vote Bush Out of Office June 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
Where to start? I rarely give anything a 5-star rating -- unlike most of the 12-year-olds who review albums on Amazon -- but Metric's 'Old World Underground' was easily one of the best albums of 2003. That goes for rock, hip hop, country, opera, it's THAT GROOVY. So here goes:
Metric's a four-piece outfit that's not British but musically can best be plugged into the new wave genre -- although the keyboard doesn't drive the band, save for ferocious climaxes in songs like "IOU" and "Hustle Rose." Nope, Metric actually has a pretty good guitarist whose style can best be described as 'riffy' -- not too complicated but incredibly infecting. Plus they have a real bassist and drummer, so there's no cheesy 80s-style machine pounding out the beats.
The vocalist/keyboardist is an incredibly cool woman whose name escapes me, I've seen 'em twice at the 9.30 Club here in Washington and she's worth the price of admission. As stated above, her keyboards complement a rock band, and if you absolutely must know they're not Black Sabbath, which I love just as much as the next guy.
No, their sound is totally wild -- 'IOU' is a punk-themed ode to the stupidity of bombing children, see the rocking chorus (every ten-year-old enemy soldier thinks falling bombs are shooting stars sometimes, but she doesn't wish on them ...); 'Hustle Rose,' the next song, is the classic new-wave synth-style tune about ringing the virtues of commercialism; "Succexy" is a blend of synth and rock chiding the public for sitting around and doing nothing while Dubya and his minions lead us into foreign policy disaster after disaster (all we do is talk and split screens while the homeland plans enemies).
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4.0 out of 5 stars For once the hype is not hyperbole Nov. 30 2006
By Pberg
Format:Audio CD
This is a great example of wicked contemporary Canadian music and how less can be so much more.

Great melodies and instrumentation, and E Haines has one of the purest, sexiest voices I've ever heard. Not a huge fan of the more synth oriented songs, but even they are way more original and better than anything you'll hear on the radio.

I can't say enough about songs like Succexy, IOU and The List... they are insanely catchy (that guitar riff in the "passive attraction" section is sick).

It's fascinating, this is the kind of band I usually detest, but I guess it's the combination of deceptively simple arrangements, great oblique lyrics, solid guitar/bass/drumming and that beguiling voice that does it for me everytime.

I think my gf is starting to regret ever introducing me to them!
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5.0 out of 5 stars metric beats imperial Oct. 13 2003
Format:Audio CD
This band is amazing and their music is fantastic. Emily Haines and James Shaw met and formed the band in Toronto, then moved to Brooklyn, spent time in London and have ended up in L.A., picking up members along the way. This explains their sound, which I gladly find hard to pin down to any one location. But you can hear a bit of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's in Emily's voice, especially on Wet Blanket, and there's something almost Montreal-like to it all - both great things. A great bunch of songs, really.
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5.0 out of 5 stars metric-old world underground where are you Nov. 3 2009
Format:Audio CD
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5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect pop album Aug. 9 2006
Format:Audio CD
From the slightly snarky lyrics to the catchy melodies, literate composition, and expressive, yet perfectly controlled vocals, this CD is audio crack. Please tell me how to get "combat baby" out of my head.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awsome CD April 8 2006
By bambi
Format:Audio CD
I enjoy this cd for all it's catchy' lyrics and melodies. Even though it only has 10 tracks Old World Underground, Where Are you Now deserves four stars. Why not five you ask? Because I find that in some of the songs the lyrics are repetead all little too often. This cd is still one of the best I own right now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars can you say awesome? Nov. 19 2005
By lily
Format:Audio CD
took me quite a long time to catch on with this band, but when I heard them for the first time, I knew I had to have their album.
So catchy, so dancey. Who wouldn't love it?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Done Sept. 16 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
It's got the creativity of the Toronto Post-Rock Indy scene but polished up to be more accessible. Like Wet Blanket the most, but Dead Disco and the others shine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars *claps*
O MY! this album is so CATCHY. it's great.
i first saw it at HMV in the cheap section and I heard from some where that it was good. Read more
Published on July 13 2005 by "axe_attack"
2.0 out of 5 stars Bah
I first bought Old World Underground, Where are you Now? when I had heard the song Combat Baby from a friend. I loved it and I went to go buy the rest of the album. Read more
Published on April 16 2005 by Corey S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Blew Me Away, and I Can't Stop Listening
This album (and Emily Haine's striking voice) grab you from the start and don't let go. I can listen to it over and over and never get sick of it. Read more
Published on Nov. 1 2004 by Cameron M
5.0 out of 5 stars S'Good
i saw metric live, and i was impressed by their performance. The lead dealt with tons of crap and brushed it off, and at the same time dancing sexy. Read more
Published on Sept. 26 2004 by Jesus Food
4.0 out of 5 stars great album
I love every minute of it. Hustle Rose is fantastic.
Published on June 30 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Too Much
I really do enjoy this CD. Metric is a wonderful band, and the beats are seamless. However, as most reviews here are simply raving, I think it needs to be pointed out that the... Read more
Published on June 25 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars All the elements are there, why isn't this more interesting?
In an effort to be more helpful than the gushing great reviews, I have to say that, for all I thought this album was going to be (based on said reviews), it still disappointed me. Read more
Published on June 24 2004
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