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Knives Don't Have Your Attention
on September 13, 2006
Emily Haines of Metric has strayed from her usual indie-rock-pop sounds, and instead has come out with an entirely piano-orientated album. The album itself sounds more like "Police and the Private" (off of Live It Out), than anything else Metric has released. While Haines has come up with some engaging little melodies in this album, it flounders slightly, weighed down by the similarities of each tune.
Apart from this fairly evidend drawback, "Knives Don't Have Your Back" has some points of interest, including "Our Hell," "The Maid Needs a Maid", and "Winning" - oddly which are positioned at the beginning, middle, and end of the album.
Overall, a nice companion to anyone's Metric album collection - Haines demostrates a talent that will most likely become more developed with time.