Metric – Pagans in Vegas

Canadian rockers Metric return with a new album that continues in the direction of their last album Synthetica but skews a bit more towards synth pop, but songs like “Lie Lie Lie” and “Too Bad So Sad” continue with the post-punk sound of their older material. Some interesting influences show up like Kraftwerk on “Cascades” which transposes Emily Haines’ voice with a robotic vocal over an industrial synth riff, or the Depeche Mode sounding intro of “For Kicks” There’s also “Other Side” with lead vocals by James Shaw of Broken Social Scene, and a two part instrumental suite “The Face” that closes the album.

Play: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

FCC: 10

RIYL: Stars, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ladytron

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