Fantasies

Label
Arts & Crafts Mexico
Release date
1 May 2009
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
42:35

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Help, I'm Alive 4:45 41,227
2 Sick Muse 4:17 205,663
3 Satellite Mind 3:42 179,498
4 Twilight Galaxy 4:53 168,186
5 Gold Guns Girls 4:05 266,326
6 Gimme Sympathy 3:54 247,326
7 Collect Call 4:46 166,206
8 Front Row 3:34 147,400
9 Blindness 4:26 149,209
10 Stadium Love 4:13 148,081

About this album

Fantasies is the name of the fourth album released by the Canadian indie rock band Metric. It was released on April 7, 2009. In the U.S. it debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers, and peaked at #76 on the Billboard 200. In Canada it debuted at #8 on the Canadian Albums Chart and peaked at #6. In Australia, the album debuted at #48.

Background:

The first single release from the album, “Help I’m Alive”, was added to the iTunes Store on December 23, 2008 in Canada. The single is also available on 7” vinyl from their website, and was available on their “Jingle Bell Rock” tour in December 2008. On February 13, 2009, the album cover’s image was added to the song “Help I’m Alive” on their MySpace playlist. On February 28, 2009, the band added the song “Gimme Sympathy” to their MySpace playlist.

The album is available through their website, in vinyl, deluxe hardcover, digital, or limited edition packages.

The song “Front Row” was featured on the March 12th episode of Grey’s Anatomy, and released as a single on iTunes the same day. Front woman Emily Haines told Drowned in Sound that “Front Row” was inspired by the novel Great Jones Street by Don DeLillo.

According to exclaim.ca, the album’s leak has caused Metric to push the release date of the album forward one week to April 7. The website also reports that the band has a “special surprise” planned for Canada in promotion for its release.

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  • a-quintus

    Addictive! Although I could say that of all Metric albums.

    27 Jan 4:31pm Reply
  • victortanaka

    Masterpiece. One of the best albums I've ever heard!

    25 Jan 12:57am Reply
  • adilsonfg

    i will always be in love with this one <3

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • UlsterParanoid

    this album is full of power and positive vibrations. just can't stop listening

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • ReyPorUnDia

    If you like Metric, check our Podcast. We talked about 'Fantasies' ...and other bands too! http://www.podcaster.cl/2012/06/sociedad-melomana-4/

    21 Jul 2012 Reply
  • soren121

    I never listened to this album because I heard "Help, I'm Alive", and didn't really like it. Then Synthetica came out. I listened to it on Spotify, and liked it enough to listen to Metric's other albums. I LOVE the other nine tracks on Fantasies. I'm officially addicted.

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • HollyOnlyWishes

    Stunning album.

    9 Jun 2012 Reply
  • richybb

    one of the best albums I've ever heard in my life. addicted!

    25 Apr 2012 Reply
  • sunnystream

    First album I heard from Metric, and my favourite.

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
  • mikedrew73

    I love this entire album it is amazing! If people dont think that this is there best then im going to have to check out there previous albums for sure!

    4 Mar 2012 Reply
  • NicoleYeh

    amazing album

    3 Feb 2012 Reply
  • shauno5166

    their most pop like album, but tbh it's my favorite. Grow up and blow away is a very close second although.

    4 Jan 2012 Reply
  • ohsolucky

    As a very long time Metric fan, I was a bit underwhelmed by this album after the initial shock of "new Metric!!!" wore off. Doesn't touch their other releases, but still got some nice tracks.

    27 Sep 2011 Reply
  • threebright

    Collect Call // Blindness are reeally the only two that I "love" :/

    9 Aug 2011 Reply
  • JORDANLOLOL

    I love this album but it doesn't compete with Grow Up and Blow Away and Old World Underground [2]

    4 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Oriel7thCipher

    It's a Great album..! The Best Of Metric..!!

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Fugedaboutit

    I love this album but it doesn't compete with Grow Up and Blow Away and Old World Underground

    26 Jun 2011 Reply
  • vvillean

    Fácil de descrevê-lo: Perfeito.

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • mecbirdhouse

    I dig this.

    22 May 2011 Reply
  • SuperExtraLost

    I don't think it's their best album, but I love Help I'm Alive and Blindness!

    20 May 2011 Reply
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