• Record Label: 02.
  • Release Date: Apr 14, 2009
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65

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  1. 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 wannabe band trying to cash in before their rapidly approaching 40th birthday party.
  2. ChrisS
    May 17, 2009
    5
    This band picked up where they left-off; only to go nowhere new. 'Blindness' and the welcoming intro 'Help, Im Alive' are the highlights of this CD. Worh having, but expect no more.
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. Fantasies is, rather unfortunately but perhaps not surprisingly, just another Metric album.
  2. Standing alone, Fantasies is an accomplished, enjoyable LP. Next to its siblings in the Metric back catalogue, however, it seems to lack urgency, a sense of the essential, dynamism, and even the touch of righteous anger that made itself known now and then.
  3. This Canadian-American hipster quartet's first record in four years has an electrophile slickness, not to mention a set of catchy songs.