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This album is Mastered for iTunes. With Synthetica, Toronto-bred electro-rockers Metric continue to blend sharp lyrics, memorable melodies, and formidable beats with modern instrumentations. “Speed the Collapse” presents an unfolding drama driven by nervous-sounding drumming; “The Wanderlust” perfectly contrasts Emily Haines’ sweet singing with the legendarily unflappable delivery of guest duet partner Lou Reed. The horns toward the end of the title track, in turn, warmly complement its raw guitar power.

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Metric Synthetica

Metric is pretty darn choice. Emily Haines voice is choice as well. looking forward to their tour in the western US come this late summer early fall especially their Gigs in Denver, Salt Lake City & Las Vegas. Been a devoted fan since the late late 90s. Greatful to the dude that turned me on to such wonderful musical talent.

This is good for what it is, but not for me

I long for the old Metric sound, guitar in balance with electronic with Emily's voice wonderfully bridging the gap. This is a great album on its own, but between this and their last album, they are falling away from the energetic rock I identify with. I wish they would stop marketing so much, pick up the guitar and bring back that nervy sound I fell in love with. COMBAT BABY.

Real music

Metric is a band that is simply, Real.
Real. The music these four wonderful earth changing artists make is simply pure genius.
There are so many terrible people out there who are just making horrible music. I mean if you are one of those stupid idiots who always buys the latest pop releases on iTunes, save yourself the money, and buy a metric CD. Metric is one of those great and very Impowered music peoples of today. They used to make anti-war videos but now, I realized, that, the video for SYNTHETICA is also a very cool statement. Emily Haines is mirrored so... It tries to figure out, who is the real Emily? Or, which one is the truth? Ask yourself, do I want an "music" artist who will do whatever it takes to be the most popular face on a CD? Do I want my playlist being controlled by someone so vain who just wants to get fame from his or her looks? Is that really what I want? Why not like something unique... That no one I know will listen to? We'll metric doesn't care about there looks, and they aren't supposed to rely on how good they look, all they're gonna do is show the world what real music is.
So next time you buy Justin Bieber, One Direction, or Selena Gomez, think do I really wanna listen to this crap? Or do I wanna listen to real music? Like metric!


Formed: 1998 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Metric are a band with an eclectic, adventurous outlook, whose music encompasses elements of synth pop, new wave, dance-rock, and electronica and whose hometown has vacillated between Toronto, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, and London over the course of the group's existence. Metric's story began in 1998, when vocalist/keyboardist Emily Haines met guitarist James Shaw in Toronto, Canada. Although born in New Delhi, Haines -- the daughter of Paul Haines, a Canadian-American poet best known for his...
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