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  • Summary: The fourth album for the indie-rock band was mixed by John O'Mahony.
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  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. 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.
  3. They’ve certainly lost none of the delicious oddball energy that comfortably pitches their carefree electronic and romance-heavy tunes as the work of a lounge Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
  4. The first three tracks build with effortless new-wave energy, making Fantasies an album you’d want to listen to while pre-drinking.
  5. 74
    Fanatsies may not have "Live It Out's" fire, but it smolders just fine, thank you very much. [Spring 2009, p.92]
  6. 70
    Fantasies is a welcome return, but it's not without flaws.
  7. While it continues Metric's new-wave/loud-rock amalgam, the songs themselves fail to leave much of an impact.

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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. NathanielT
    Aug 15, 2009
    10
    I have to say that this has become my favourite album of all time. I have listened to it non stop since it's release in April. Metric I have to say that this has become my favourite album of all time. I have listened to it non stop since it's release in April. Metric are fantastic, and even better in person. Expand
  3. KeithL
    Apr 23, 2009
    9
    Pretty much a culmination of the best moments of their 3 prior records.
  4. DevinG
    Jun 18, 2009
    9
    "Fantasies" isn't wildly new and doesn't at all re-invent the sound that Metric have become comfortable with. That said, it is "Fantasies" isn't wildly new and doesn't at all re-invent the sound that Metric have become comfortable with. That said, it is still an amazing record, albeit one with a lot of untapped potential. Expand
  5. Mar 11, 2015
    9
    Fantasies is an album that has something for everybody -- catchy tunes, dance ballads, and interesting lyrics. The production is stellar, andFantasies 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. Expand
  6. JasonB
    Aug 7, 2009
    8
    Whoever said that this is pop marketed as indie rock is retarded. Metric has been around for a while now and are here to stay. The album is Whoever said that this is pop marketed as indie rock is retarded. Metric has been around for a while now and are here to stay. The album is slick which is not the same as commercialized. Emily Haines provides interesting, quirky vocals on tracks like "Stadium Love", one of the best tracks on Fantasies. Overall it is a very consistent album. Expand
  7. 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 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. Expand

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