Whitney Pastorek
April 14, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Fantasies

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock

We gave it a B+

These Toronto-based Broken Social Scene associates amp up the melodies on their fourth album, tapping synthed-out industrial beats to vent their frustrations about the state of modern affairs. Frontwoman Emily Haines’ vocals are double-tracked, dreamy and sweet, but don’t let her candied tone fool you. Danceable though they may be, these songs are also fighting some pretty serious gloom (”I’m not suicidal, I just can’t get out of bed,” goes one line from ”Satellite Mind”), and as the thunderous final rave-up of ”Stadium Love” points out, Metric are going down swinging. B+

Download This: Listen to songs from the new album on the band’s MySpace

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