Canadian rock band Metric is known to grace their albums with at least one standout song. There was Help Im Alive on 2009s Fantasies, and on Live It Out, the gem was Monster Hospital, which was remixed by MSTRKRFT, making it a massive dance jam too.
Unfortunately, Synthetica – the foursomes fifth album – doesnt seem to have an it track. From the opening number Artificial Nocturne, we are charmed by the voice of lead singer Emily Haines, but the melody blends too much with her vocals and would be better for background music. Youth Without Youth, the albums first single, is far more striking with its funky riff, blending nicely with Haines honeyed tones.
The Wanderlust is a twinkling, dreamy song, but its guest vocals courtesy of Lou Reed make the song awkward and misplaced.