Tuesday, September 14 2010
Emily Haines' journey with her band Metric has taken her everywhere from on stage with Lou Reed in Sydney, Australia to writing songs for teenage vampires in Hollywood. But all roads continue to lead back to her Toronto home.
Monday, January 25 2010
Slipped Discs continues with hip-hop royalty, a genre-busting classical quartet, the future of soul music, an Americana demigod and many more. All records that missed our top 60 list last year.
Tuesday, September 15 2009
Haines fled to South America, Metric scrapped their new songs, and everyone realized their well-considered Fantasies.
Tuesday, October 12 2004
If the word fierce had retained its original, animal meaning -- without any inkling of irony or camp -- it would be the perfect descriptor for Metric's lead singer, Emily Haines.
Wednesday, August 1 2012
Continuing in the growing trend in electronic-based film scores, Howard Shore and Metric's collaboration on the Cosmopolis soundtrack doesn't do much to stand on its own.
Monday, June 11 2012
Metric consolidates its wares for what is potentially its big commercial breakthrough. And while the presentation is nice and tidy, the band ends up repeating itself in too machinelike of a manner.
Tuesday, December 15 2009
A purple halo of fog swirled over the heads of Metric, continuously making the crowd forget they were in a beat-up, time-worn theater.
Monday, July 27 2009
From the moment she touched the mic, Emily Haines owned the crowd.
Monday, April 13 2009
Fantasies finds Metric displaying a progression and maturity that comes as easy to them as swagger and general smarminess comes to most groups in their position.
Thursday, November 11 2010
If you haven't seen Scott Pilgrim vs. the World by now, you should be slapped into oblivion. Criminally ignored at the box office, this soon-to-be
Monday, May 24 2010
Upon a stage bathed in soft blue light, the members of Metric electrified the crowd with their signature stadium rocking anthems.
Thursday, October 29 2009
80kidz, Japanese DJs who've created remixes for acts like Simian Mobile Disco, Phenomenal Handclap Band, and Dan Black, now have bestowed their mash-up genius on
Monday, July 20 2009
Metric played the Letterman show on Friday, offering up a take on "Help I'm Alive" from their recent release Fantasies. PopMatters' Daniel Rivera says, "Half
Tuesday, June 23 2009
Fantasies finds Metric and their illustrious front woman at a pivotal moment in their career. “If I stumble/Their gonna eat me alive,” Haines confesses