- Summary: The collection of rare tracks and B-sides from the Canadian noise rock trio includes an additional three tracks on the vinyl release.
- Record Label: Sub Pop
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
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Jul 12, 2019If you got to know METZ from 2015's II or 2017's Strange Peace, Automat will amaze you as you ponder how long they've been this good, and if you haven't been introduced to their work, starting at the beginning isn't a bad idea at all. Either way, you need this music.
Jul 16, 2019Listening to Automat from start to finish, you could make a case that Edkins and Menzies were wrong. And as the track sequence arrives at more recent material (skipping-over the band’s 2012 cover of Sparklehorse’s “Pig,” for some reason), you can’t help but wonder what would have been had the band continued to explore freer song structures.
Jul 12, 2019As far as compilations and rarities sets go, this is no cynical cash-in, but neither is it absolutely essential, even for fans of the band. There’s a lot of cool material here that is definitely worth exploring, but nothing that will demand a second listen for anyone other than the most hardcore of fans.
Kerrang!Jul 12, 2019The results will mostly appeal to completists. [13 Jul 2019, p.73]
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