"I tremble, they're gonna eat me alive...", that's how the potent single "Help, I'm alive", one of the best tracks of 2009 so far, starts. That I freaking love this track is no secret, I even dedicated a whole post to it before. But the question is: is the rest of "Fantasies" that good? Short answer is: no, but it gets close.
What I always liked about Metric was that, even thought they are the kind of happy indie band with a female vocalist that Yeah Yeah Yeahs are, there is heart in their music! They do stuff that is friendly to the dance floor, but still touches me in a deep way. And they were never as good in doing that as they are in Fantasies.
Sure there is nothing really revolutionary or different. You hear it and think: "Oh, it's just another Metric album". And that's true, but you know sometimes by recognizing their limitations and NOT changing much, bands manage to do their best work. Take notes, The Killers!
Will this be in year end lists? Maybe no, with so many "Animal Collectives" these days, but at least Metric can expect to receive "Stadium Love".
Grade: 8 out of 10
Saturday, April 11, 2009
So my plan is to go out tonight and spend my sunday afternoon in the library. And if things go amazingly well, catch one of my favorite bands, YYYs, on their "secret" show at Santos Party House. Nobody (that I know) knows by now how to get ticket for that, but going to that concert would make me feel a bit better after a pretty bad week...
The only good thing about this week was South Park' portrayal of Kanye West's ego. Don't get me wrong, I like Kanye, but this one is a classic, one of the best South Park's episodes ever.
"Do you like fishsticks?"
"Do you like to put fishsticks in your mouth?"
"What are you, a gay fish?"
Ridiculously funny! Sadly, the only highlight of my week. But things will get better. Or maybe they won't. But I'll certainly try to make them better. I just cannot stop fighting...