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Synthetica

24 Jun 2012

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 24 Jun 2012
  • Label: Metric Music International
  • Copyright: 2012 Metric Productions
  • Total Length: 56:34
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  • ASIN: B00887DZAE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,454 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Samuel Memour on 27 Jun 2012
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I dont know Metric at all but loved the cover and thought I would check a tune or two out on you tube. On the basis of what I saw, I ordered the album and it arrived today.

So, I have no idea whether they have changed direction, or how it compares to their earlier work, but I love this album. My 21 year old son just came in and wanted to know who was playing and is now speading the word.

It's great guitar and synth power pop with a bit of attitude. If you like the Yeah Yeah Yeah's you will love this.

Pretty safe to say I will be checking out their earlier stuff too. I hope its as good as this.

Update 09/07/12: Just ordered their entire back catalogue as went to see them live at the o2 in Oxford last night and they were amazing......how on earth are this band not huge ??
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Dodds on 25 Jun 2012
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I've been eagerly awaiting this album since it was announced, so I was very pleased when my copy arrived a couple of days earlier than the release date and I've had time to give it a few listens. After the rather not-so-radio-friendly lead single 'Youth Without Youth', I was interested to see where the band had gone with their fifth album. It's certainly quite different, but at the same time, recognisably Metric.

The other track revealed before the album's release, 'Speed The Collapse', is much more of a traditional Metric track than 'Youth Without Youth' was, in fact it would have sat well with the tracks from previous album 'Fantasies' quite nicely. However, many of the other songs are an evolution of the sound the band were developing on 'Fantasies'. There are more synthesizers this time around which is to be expected given the title and themes of the album. Rather than buzzing leads like those found in older tracks like 'Dead Disco' and 'Gimme Sympathy' they tend to be euphoric pads which work really well with the rhythm guitar section laid under them.

My personal favourite track is the title track 'Synthetica', a pacey rock tune that is a good candinate to be a single. I love how the synthesizers come in just as Emily Haines sings 'Hey, I'm not synthetica' in the chorus, I felt it was a nice touch. I also love the ballad-type track that comes directly after it, 'Clone', with twinkly guitar and xylophone in the background. Lou Reed collaboration 'The Wanderlust' is another good track, although Lou Reed himself sounds strangely out of place, though I can't put my finger on why.

My favourite vocal performances from Emily are on the tracks 'Breathing Underwater' and 'Lost Kitten', the latter of which has quickly become a live favourite from what I've heard.
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I heard some music on TV I liked so searched the lyrics found out it was Metric. Took a chance and downloaded Synthetica. Glad I did, this is a quality album and has probably been annoying the neighbours ever since.
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By vinnyvortex on 3 Jan 2014
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Metric just keep getting better and better with every album they make. This one is a fantastic cohesive album from start to finish. Great work.
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By Donimo on 31 Aug 2013
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This is a very good record from this group. Alternative music that makes you feel the real indie songs. And even it has a very curious thing, the lyrics in the sleeve are written in the wrong way round, but the cd brings you a little mirror in order to read correctly the lyrics.
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By RJN on 20 July 2013
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I think all the tracks on this are good (all the main tracks - the instrumental versions at the end are a bit dull), with no tracks that I'm tempted to skip.

What stands out for me as someone who hadn't listened to much Metric before is that their lyrics are consistently interesting, not something I can say about a lot of groups these days.
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By Sj Fielding on 12 April 2013
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I have not stopped playing this album since I got it for Xmas and it gets better with every listen. My favourite song keeps changing all of the time as they are all so good. I can honestly say there is not one bad track on the album. I thought Fantasies was amazing and at first I didn't think was as good. After a lot of listening though I have changed my mind and I think this is equally as good if not better. The songs and melodies are so catchy and stay in your mind. Highly recommended.
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By Remi on 8 Feb 2013
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I found this band by chance whilst flicking through music channels on TV.
Bought Synthetica on the strength of that and love it.
Rare that I can listen to an album in full - but i can with this.
If you like Blondie / New Order / Garbage / Madonna / Sneaker Pimps / St Etienne etc you'll love this.
Gonna buy the rest of Metrics stuff!
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