• Record Label: 02.
  • Release Date: Apr 14, 2009
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Emily Haines remains a commanding frontwoman, but where once she railed against war and consumerism, here she sticks to wishy-washy reflections on love and life. [Jun 2009, p.127]
  2. Fantasies is, rather unfortunately but perhaps not surprisingly, just another Metric album.
  3. While everything could be trimmed, Jimmy Shaw's razor guitar in 'Sick Muse' and 'Front Row' keeps things edgy.
  4. While it continues Metric's new-wave/loud-rock amalgam, the songs themselves fail to leave much of an impact.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. CA
    Jul 25, 2009
    10
    One of the best releases of 2009. A perfect blend of indie rock and electropop. Love more and more with each listen. Not a skipper here.
  2. YukkaP
    Jun 18, 2009
    5
    Commercial pop/rock marketed as Indie-rock. Not a bad update of older bands such as Blondie or the Divinyls. Kind of a Yeah, Yeah Yeahs Commercial pop/rock marketed as Indie-rock. Not a bad update of older bands such as Blondie or the Divinyls. Kind of a Yeah, Yeah Yeahs wannabe band trying to cash in before their rapidly approaching 40th birthday party. Full Review »
  3. AlexW
    May 25, 2009
    10
    This album is refined to the best songs. Like "Live it Out" but more refined, with a tuned up "Old World Underground..." sound.