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'Art of Doubt' Presents Metric As a Band Skilled at Evaluating Time

Much like the design on the Art of Doubt album cover the way Metric shape love is as skewed as an odd circle, one refusing to even connect the dots.

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For Kicks: An Interview with Metric

They went from beloved electro-indie lovers to a chart-topping act running their own label. Pagans in Vegas is their latest disc, but the stories behind it indicate where they are and the fascinating places they're going.

Robert Daniel Evers
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Metric - "The Shade" (video) (Singles Going Steady)

"The Shade" feels like the work of a CHVRCHES cover band, which is sad given that CHVRCHES wouldn't be around were it not for Metric.

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Howard Shore and Metric: Cosmopolis OST

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.

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Metric: Synthetica

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.

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From Old World Underground to Hollywood (and Back): Metric's New Wave Adventure

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.

Jer Fairall
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

In the context of the movie almost all of these songs are great. But as a soundtrack album, Scott Pilgrim doesn't quite reach the same level of greatness.

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Metric: 20 May 2010 - Chicago

Upon a stage bathed in soft blue light, the members of Metric electrified the crowd with their signature stadium rocking anthems.

Rory O'Connor
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Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record

Broken Social Scene is back and they've stumbled upon their second straight-up masterpiece. Plain and simple.

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Erosion Nearly Complete, Music Industry Begins Reconstruction at SXSW 2010

SXSW conference attendees took a workmanlike “how-to” approach to discussing new revenue streams, replacing the “what do we do now?” tone of recent years.

Dennis Shin
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Metric: 16 November 2009 - Buffalo, NY

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.

Nicole Schuman
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Metric: Fantasies

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.

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Metric: Grow Up and Blow Away

Emily Haines is still singing with a disarming confidence, her lingering, ultra-feminine voice carrying just the right edge, making her sweetness that much sexier.

Lyra Pappin
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Metric on Be The RIOTTT

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's opening days are done.

Timothy G. Merello
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Metric: Live It Out

On their second album Metric sounds a bit ticked off at the world. Can you blame them?"

Peter Funk
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are no longer 'just-sorta' political popskotchers; they've become full-fledged activist musicians. And they ain't bad...

Megan Milks
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Taking Measurements: An Interview with Metric

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.

Devon Powers
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