Metric's Fantasies was leaked a few days ago, and many fans have taken the opportunity to listen to the new songs as they wait for their pre-ordered editions. As they listen, they'll be satisfied with the price they paid for whatever package they went along with for the album.
The first thing I want to say is that Emily Haines is one of my favorite vocalists. There's something about her voice that is just so cool, smooth, and icy sweet. She seems to experiment well with it too, judging from the b-side, "Waves." Metric has now implemented a more rocky pop sound and they still have the electronic compliments. Haines' voice is graceful in an edgy way. The quality of the songs are impressive, too, and it's evident that the album needed some time to be completely accomplished.
I'm not sure if there's a song that I don't like. There are tracks on the album that I would choose over other songs, but I definitely wouldn't say that there's a single song I'm not a fan of. As of now, my favorite song off Fantasies is "Gimme Sympathy." The acoustic version, which is included in the pre-order download bundle, is great. "Twilight Galaxy" is a easy song to listen to and will surely please anyone in the mood for wist. Emily Haines sings "Everybody just won't fall in love" in "Sick Muse," whose intro is a reminiscent of Bloc Party. But Haines is a little wrong, Fantasies is pure entertainment for the music lover.
As Metric figure out whether they'd rather be The Beatles or The Rolling Stones, fans will delight over the new set of tunes that they were waiting for so long, but not out of sympathy for the obvious effort put towards the record. A
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