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Indie pop brilliance in its simplicity.
on August 26, 2007
This is stripped down Metric at their finest. This effort really showcases Emily's dynamic and disarming vocals, which are as sincere and beautiful as ever. Just listen to 'Hardwire' and 'Soft Rock Star' and you'll know what I mean (among others). And Jimmy puts in some interesting counter points in songs like 'The Twist' and the high pitched chorus in 'Rock Me Now' - Emily's sultry talking-mode monologue here is quite enchanting after a few close listens - even though the song is a marked departure from their usual style. 'On the Sly' is back to true Metric form - catchy rhythms and chorus, however, without any jarring interludes they're more well known for (end result being pleasant, but not quite as satisfying). Even though this album was intended as their debut, I think its delayed release has worked very much in their favour, as they now have a solid fan base to draw from, who will no doubt be receptive to the sensitive depth this album exudes. A very timely and thought provoking release indeed.
I might add to the 'fine' fellow below.. that I don't conform to anything. Quite the opposite really. I look for honesty, conviction, originality, and PASSION in music - no matter the genre. And this is the ticket.. this fellow 'sean' makes me laugh whole-heartedly. He clearly does not know what he's talking about.. commenting on something he simply has no comprehension of. I encourage you to check out his other 'fine' posts to get a real appreciation of where he's coming from...