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Fantasies [Explicit]

26 Apr 2009

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 26 April 2009
  • Label: Metric Music International
  • Copyright: 2009 Metric Productions, 135 Kenaston, Montreal, QC H3R1M1, under exclusive license to Metric Music International
  • Total Length: 42:36
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B001ZDFVKK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,471 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 25 May 2009
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It's very rare that you love an album the first time you listen to it - so be warned! This record is simply fantastic. I've been a fan of Metric since seeing them at SXSW a few years back - I'd never heard of them before and they blew me and the rest of the crowd away.
The songs are innovative and uplifting and I just can't get enough of Emily Haines' beautiful voice.
Buy this, appreciate and spread the word.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 9 April 2009
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This is an extremely accessible and catchy album. The songs are varied in dynamics (there can be interludes and key changes and crescendoes all in the same song) and the melodies are mostly pop hooks. This is not a hard hitting, heavy sounding album like Live it Out was, but it is still exceptionably likeable. The production is silky and definitely less raw sounding than Live it Out.

The venom in this album is to be found in the often satirical lyrics, rather than the music itself. The commentary seems to be directed more towards fame, celebrity, and the media than big business or government, though that is strictly my personal interpretation.
From Front Row:
"I'm in the front row with a bottle
Don't know what I can't decide
I'm in the front row I'm a model
Don't know what I can't describe

Burned out stars they shine so bright
All of us
Burned out stars they shine so bright"

Haines' vocals are far better on thus album than on Live it Out. Her range has improved and she uses her ability to change the tone of a song completely with vocal sleight-of-hand to great effect. Definitely a "performance" in the strongest sense of the word: the changes in her voice almost act out the lyrics.

The bad:
I feel that they, as a band, have the talent to do more than this. Fantasies is a great alt-rock/pop album, but it isn't the departure that Live it Out was, and the radio friendly nature of some of the songs may turn off die hard fans of their previous album. On the other side of the coin: fans of their earlier electro sound might be disappointed to learn that the synths have been minimised yet again. I was hoping for more Grow Up and Blow Away keyboard sounds, but I suspect they're intent on moving away from that style.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Hodge on 5 Feb. 2014
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Help I'm Alive is the best song I've heard in a while! The rest of the album is pretty good and there are a lot of tracks including some acoustic versions and remixes so good value.
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By Boubou on 15 Feb. 2010
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Very catchy album, i liked it from the first listening. I thought I'd wait a bit before reviewing it though and well the truth is a few months later I still find this album very impressive. Every single song is good, if not great.
Definitely in my top 5 albums of 2009 and taking Metric to another level!
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bought it, arrived before I got home from work the next day. No issues, no dramas, now I can enjoy it
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And bought it on the strength of that

No duff tracks here / Canadian New Wave rockers reminiscent of Blondie

Love it!
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Title says all.

This I listen to this album at least once a day. A really good album if you've just discovered Metric.
This album is the perfect balance between addicting melodies and high energy sounds.

LOVE IT!
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By andy on 2 July 2013
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really good album, every song is quality i'd def buy their other stuff after listening to this!!! And the lead singer is hot too
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