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Monday, June 18, 2012

synthetically metric.




The latest Metric album surprisingly crept up on me while riding the World Wide Web Friday afternoon while on a Via Train on the way to a mini-vacation in my second home state of Michigan. I was sent a link that  lead me to the lead off single from Synthetica, Youth Without Youth. At first listen, I heard some similarities to Nivana's cornerstone 90s classic, Come As You Are. Metric lead Emily Haines'  was able to pull off the non-intentional impression of the late Cobain. However, when the single continued, the song started to sound more Metric. More New Wave. Less Grunge.

I ended up getting the full album before I hit Windsor. I had to listen to it on the home stretch.


The album had a similar feel to it with a mix of New Wave and  a 90s Rock twist. Until we hit the sixth track on the 11 song release. Lost Kitten had a 80s-pop texture where the beat was so good, I ended up forgetting that the diddy also had lyrics.

Actually, most of the songs on this album were like that. Production leading the Words.

While I wasn't too impressed with this Broken Social Scene bredrin project, it was the production that got me through the whole thing, added with a few high points on songs like; The Wonderlust, Nothing But Time and Dreams So Real. Background noise at best while working around the house or even trying to write a good essay.

Synthetically, it was Metric, but just needed a bit more to get up to that real Metric potential.