Fantasies [Explicit]
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Fantasies [Explicit]

26 April 2009

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  Song Title
Help I'm Alive
Sick Muse
Satellite Mind
Twilight Galaxy
Gold Guns Girls
Gimme Sympathy
Collect Call
Front Row
Stadium Love

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
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,473 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dynamite! 25 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
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 Craig Lam TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
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
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good album 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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5.0 out of 5 stars I. Love. This. Album. 16 Sep 2013
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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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars good album 2 July 2013
By andy
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 26 Mar 2013
By Mcox
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Another great album from Metric. Just love their stuff and wish they had a higher out put rate than they do. Want to see them live now
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 11 Feb 2013
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Quite atmospheric, melodic and very listenable. Stunning singer and really quite a unique band. Definitely worth a play. Buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wow 2 Jan 2013
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I originally had this in digital form but it crashed and I lost some tracks so bought the fail safe version! This is a great band and great album thoroughly recommend.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Album
The best thing about it though is getting the following in your inbox:
Your order of "Fantasies" has been dispatched
Published 6 months ago by Mr. C. J. Nevill
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
I never even knew this band existed until I heard Help I'm Alive at the end of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Ryman
5.0 out of 5 stars HELP- Can't stop listening to it
I love this album.
I have listened to it every night at bedtime for the last 3 months and I'm still not bored with it. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Sj Fielding
3.0 out of 5 stars fantasie
Someone on the radio described it as "garbage for the less developed" and unfortunately that seemed like a fair comment! Read more
Published 21 months ago by Fergus Reid
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliance in an age of mediocrity.
Metric are mostly great, with the occassional miss. Cogent and tense music with lyrics worth listening too. My new favourite band, when they are good they are the brilliant.
Published on 22 Aug 2011 by book maven
4.0 out of 5 stars Metric (finally) get it right!
Metric have always had a certain consciously 'cool' quality to them which has up until now somewhat overshadowed their music. Read more
Published on 16 Jun 2011 by Godfrey
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
Have to say that although I only occasionally dabble in this sort of music (Shiny Toy Guns, Fujiya, Ladytron) this is an excellent album; bit more variety than the more rock based... Read more
Published on 3 Jun 2011 by Helpline
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