This week’s offering comes from The Great White North as Toronto’s Metric releases Pagans in Vegas. With this album, Metric has taken another step forward in their musical evolution as they time travel to the past to draw from groups like Garbage, Depeche Mode, Berlin, Thomas Dolby, and any number of 8-bit arcade games. The guitar takes a backseat on this journey as the synths pioneer a path across the reaches of space and time.
While I miss some of the straightforward guitar-and-drum-driven songs from past albums, I can say there isn’t a song that doesn’t stick in my ear in one way or another. See what you think and get back to me.