• Record Label: 02.
  • Release Date: Apr 14, 2009
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Universal acclaim- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 64
  2. Negative: 0 out of 64

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  1. Mar 28, 2011
    Metric is a different type of band. They have originality and it shows on this album. Not only can you dance to a lot of these tracks, but the lyrics are also something you should listen too, they're surprisingly good. Emily Haines' vocals are very good. It's a great mix of electropop and indie. B
  2. Mar 11, 2011
    A handful of great songs really make this album. I have 'Gimme Sympathy' and 'Stadium Love' on repeat. There are a few songs I could leave but overall the album is a lot of fun.
  3. Oct 21, 2012
    One of the essential electronic/alt. rock albums. Metric's evolution isn't all that much of what you'd call evolution, but more adaptation. Thank God what they've adapted to embraces them tightly.
  4. Aug 29, 2012
    FANTASIES is my second favourite album by METRIC, I didn't find any song to be bad at all, all songs are decent in their own way. Though I liked SYNTHETICA more.
  5. Mar 11, 2015
    Fantasies is an album that has something for everybody -- catchy tunes, dance ballads, and interesting lyrics. The production is stellar, and many of the songs are immediately fantastic. None of the songs are worth discarding, and most of them can be repeated multiple times without boredom. A great record infused with passion and wonderful composition.

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.