Top to bottom, Metric's Fantasies might be my favorite album of the year. Or at least it might have the most songs that stick out. "Sick Muse", "Help, I'm Alive", and this one "Gold Guns Girls". Emily Haines' voice carries the album, with Metric bringing what they do, which is a pretty straight forward rock sound that gets reinforced by some synthesizers and looped beats. What results are these great songs with a cacophony of sound surrounding Haines' voice which runs the spectrum from whisper to scream.
Put all together, it can be amazing or .... less than amazing (see some tracks off of the re-released debut album).
This is amazing.