Fantasies - Metric
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. This isn’t the breakthrough album that nobody expected. This is precisely the album everyone was waiting for from Metric, a culmination of all their strengths and a slicing off of the fat that may have slowed them down in the past.
  2. 90
    Fantasies has solid musicianship, simple yet poetic and meaningful lyrics, a myriad of melodies, and hooks that are memorable and exciting.
  3. The complex emotional duality of the disc is nothing less than penetrating. Most of the tracks are danceable as well as lonesome, and can be enjoyed in a variety of settings.
  4. There's plenty of apprehension in Metric's lyrics, but Fantasies isn't about wallowing. As Haines sings, "If somebody's got soul, you've got to make them move." Metric more than gets the job done.
  5. Danceable though they may be, these songs are also fighting some pretty serious gloom.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  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.