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MetricAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)

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In the early 2000’s when Rock Was Back and every band in the world seemed to be looking for a wormhole to a 1970’s garage, METRIC frontwoman Emily Haines was hauling around — gasp! — an analog synthesizer as the band worked their way up in New York City’s clubs.

In the late 2000’s, when many bands were being strangled by the ... Read more in Amazon's Metric Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 12, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: MOM & POP MUSIC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,313 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

2012 release, the fifth album from the Indie Electro Rock band. According to Metric's frontwoman Emily Haines, Synthetica is "about forcing yourself to confront what you see in the mirror when you finally stand still long enough to catch a reflection. Synthetica is about being able to identify the original in a long line of reproductions. It's about what is real vs what is artificial". Features 'Youth Without Youth' and 'The Wanderlust', a collaboration with Lou Reed.

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37 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool, Shiny, Glossy, and Catchy June 12, 2012
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2009's FANTASIES turned out to be pretty divise amongst long-time Metric fans. The album gained a much more electronic influence, leaving some of those who really loved OLD WORLD UNDERGROUND cold. Luckily for fans who prefer FANTASIES, Metric's new album SYNTHETICA is a continuation of the electronic indie-glam sound that the band has cultivated over the years. Metric's brand of shiny, glossy electro-rock still feels unique, and it works great with the pop conventions that the band use. The band's sound draws both from modern music, vintage 70's, and 80's new-wave, and outcome is a sound that is ultimately forward-thinking and also reverent of the past. The overall result is an album that is more consistent, and at times more enjoyable, than FANTASIES.

Drawing on themes from dependence on technology, paranoia, and isolation (the same ingredients of Radiohead's OK COMPUTER), this album works lyrically better than other Metric albums. Many of the Emily Haines lyrics evoke images of computer screens and confined spaces. The title track finds Haines protesting against an electronically-integrated life with the refrain "Hey! I'm not synthetica." These themes unite the album and make it more coherent and cogent than anything the band has released before.

SYNTHETICA begins with the band tinkering with their sound; "Artificial Nocturne," the album opener begins with a light, spacey aria before diving into a pulsing, electronic soundscape. The second-track and lead single "
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24 of 31 people found the following review helpful
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I will admit that I was underwhelmed by the first single (Youth without Youth) off this album when it came out last month. It's a good track, but it didn't have much of Metric's sublime melodic writing in it. The rest of Synthetica is awesome, though, full of great songs. It is a great follow up to Fantasies, so if you liked that record, you will dig this one too. Breathing Underwater is a sweet track, feels like a sequel to Gimme Sympathy from Fantasies. Speed the Collapse is also the kind of track that stays with you for a long time. Is the album as good as Old World Underground? Probably not, but few albums are. If you are a fan of the melodic side of Metric (Sick Muse, Too Little Too Late, Hustle Rose...), don't let the first single put you off. This is a great record!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Band, Great Album December 28, 2012
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This could be the Alternative Rock Album of the year. Packed with great music. Not your cookie cutter Pop Alternative either.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this album and Metric December 2, 2013
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Love this album from Metric. This was one of the albums I was missing and my library couldn't exist without it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cd and group of the year November 11, 2013
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This cd makes music exciting again! If my 22 year old loves this then you know its great.It has a very strong positive vibe to the whole band. I was actually shocked that there was a band as great as these guys plus emily out their in 2013!! what a great great cd! Its alternate music with a big kick! when the music and the singer is great and their sound is distinct WATCH OUT!!I cant stop listening to this band at my age of 46 and my favorite band is tool!If you like music buy this ,get this ,steal it, but it is a must have cd!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! October 8, 2012
By rozg
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I loved Metric's last album Fantasies and absolutely have again fallen in love with Synthetica! You will listen to this album on constant repeat. It is that great
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Music! February 18, 2014
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This has to be one of my top 25 CDs easily. Every song has a good beat and a good meaning. I checked out their other CDs and wasn't impressed but that's ok. This one does it for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love October 6, 2013
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Great album... Very seldom do you purchase an album where you don't need to skip multiple songs on it just to hear good ones. This is good listening pretty much to start to finish.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Metric just keeps getting better.
I will keep this short and simple. Metric has made many hits over the years and they are a self made success story. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Ryan P Bell
4.0 out of 5 stars very pleased
Finally a current band that consistently puts out songs that I enjoy. A very refreshing change from the one-trick ponies that seem so abundant these days
Published 2 months ago by Carys
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it.
Music, lyrics, voice, all good. Very happy I discovered metric and I can't wait to see them live.
Will now buy the other albums!
Published 2 months ago by Peter Danton
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best albums i've ever heard
it's been since college since an album has grabbed me the way this one has - nothing short of fantastic. i've been listening to it almost daily for a couple months. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Evigan
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this album
Such a great album, mellow but upbeat. CD came in good condition, no complaints. Must check out!
Synthetica album by Metric
Published 3 months ago by KelliMuffin
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful album
This isn't a concept album, but it kind of feels like one, but in a good way. Great for listening to while laying on the floor staring at the ceiling or for long car trips. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Emily Bryan-Reeder
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Metric Album Yet
By far the most well done Metric album to date. What I love about it is that the whole feeling of the album seems to resonate through each song and throughout. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cary N. Hittle
3.0 out of 5 stars Lou Reed may be classic, but please...
I bought this to listen to Metric and Emily Haines. Lou Reed's work on "Wanderlust" ruins that track. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Delta Sierra
5.0 out of 5 stars Canadian music
I think they're great...she has a haunting voice...this band is spontaneous and innovative. they remind me of the smash hits by Barenaked's, Arcade Fire & Lightfoot. yeah... Read more
Published 7 months ago by John Edward Seale, Jr.
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