Grow Up and Blow Away

Last Gang Records
Release date
18 Feb 2014
Running length
10 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Grow Up and Blow Away 4:13 172,509
2 Hardwire 4:42 119,871
3 Rock Me Now 3:51 126,917
4 The Twist 3:36 148,530
5 On the Sly 3:58 112,581
6 Soft Rock Star 4:01 135,983
7 Raw Sugar 3:38 142,896
8 White Gold 4:10 110,250
9 London Halflife 2:41 93,944
10 Soft Rock Star (Jimmy vs. Joe Mix) 4:23 40,914

About this album

Grow Up and Blow Away was the first recorded album by indie rock band Metric. The album was recorded in 2001, but delayed for years by their record label. As the years passed, the band’s sound changed to the point where they no longer felt the album would be what the fans expected to hear, so Metric recorded a completely new album, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, and released that instead. Last Gang Records later purchased the rights to the album and released it on June 26, 2007.

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  • SnowmanU360

    The best Metric album.

    17 Feb 5:19pm Reply
  • eucaine

    2001 version was better. "Parkdale" and "Torture Me" are phenomenal tracks, both conspicuously absent here.

    3 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Aoumslam

    wtf happened in may

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • XDRory

    This is slowly becoming my favourite Metric album, there's so much in every song and new things you discover with every listen. Wish they would make one similar to this again.

    10 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Okyere

    On the Sly <3

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Zar-Unity

    This is the only Metric album that I like :-/

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • kissesneverdie


    18 Jan 2011 Reply
  • bertt_

    the illest

    14 Jan 2011 Reply
  • daseasplitter

    The band reminds me of Blonde Redhead on this album more than once, and I like that.

    19 Oct 2010 Reply
  • guitarman_666

    best metric's album

    8 May 2010 Reply

    I like Metric, I'm a little surprised I like Metric. Whatever, why do you say this is the best album? What I mean is on the other album's pages is always the same commentary for all the different albums. What's in this? I just listened The Twist, great track.

    7 May 2010 Reply
  • linnguo

    The best album.

    19 Mar 2010 Reply
  • dead_lilies

    they never did anything better than this

    17 Mar 2010 Reply
  • keythekewlone

    this was released on my birthday <333

    30 Dec 2009 Reply
  • bronwyn_west

    this album is so much better than their latest one. oh well.

    19 Oct 2009 Reply
  • realtex, please change the album art back to the correct album art! [2] :)

    7 Aug 2009 Reply
  • MarMar627, please change the album art back to the correct album art!

    30 Jul 2009 Reply
  • yugman

    Listened to Live it Out, thought it was ok - just stuck this on after and the difference is shocking - this is much better.

    21 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Starless_night

    never matched this.

    11 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Sathler1337

    Totally Awesome !

    24 Nov 2008 Reply
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