Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Post Profile

Metric: Synthetica

Emily Haines announced the arrival of Metric's fifth studio album Synthetica with a letter to fans that deliberately spelled out the record's lyrical themes. "Synthetica is about staying home and wanting to crawl out of your skin from the lack of external stimulation," she wrote. "It's about what is real versus what is artificial." This binary is common in contemporary art, to the point that it can seem a little trite, but Haines is too clever to settle into a simplistic "technology is bad" argument.
read more


'Zou Bisou Bisou': The scoop on the bizarre French song from the Mad Men premiere

Entertainment : The Week: Film & TV (3 years ago)

The long-awaited fifth season premiere of Mad Men on Sunday arrived with both hearty critical approval and a veritable theme song of its own. (Warning: Spoiler alert.) Fans and reviewers are buzzing about the "bizarre, come-hither b... Read Post

Metric Announce 'Fantasies Flashbacks,' Deluxe Album With Fan Remixes for Fall

Entertainment / Music : (4 years ago)

CP Images, AP Images Upon hearing Metric's 2009 album, 'Fantasies,' fans immediately wanted more. More tracks. More of Emily Haines' adorable bravado. More of, well, everything. So with today's reveal of 'Fantasies Flashbacks,' a de... Read Post

Album review: Metric's 'Synthetica'

Music / Rock & Pop : Pop & Hiss (3 years ago)

Emily Haines calmly declares at the end of “Synthetica” that she once “wanted to be part of something,” but it isn’t a regret so much as a revelation. Now on album No. 5, “Synthetica” closer “Nothing but Time” is sweetly opulent ele... Read Post

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC