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"The Shade"- Metric


Do you know that feeling when a band you completely adore and would marry if you could marry a band puts out a song that feels like a brutal slap to the face? Where you're left wondering "What is this weird CHVRCHES-like thing? Whaaaaaatttttt happened?" It's like if you were driving a car at the time the single came on the radio, YOU'D DRIVE INTO A DITCH SCREAMING?

Those are my feelings on this song. I still love you, Metric. 

In all seriousness, one feature I have admired about Metric is their ability to shapeshift from album to album. They went from dance pop to more anthemic rock in just a few albums. Compare "Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?" to "Synthetica." There are some common areas, but there's a lot of change and change is good (NOTE: I hate change, haha, well except in music and my restaurant choices). Metric went from a kind-of-okay band to a great band in a very short period of time (even though their first album is a precious jewel IMHO). 

"The Shade" to me - does not feel like Metric. However, it isn't too awful. It's a grower, but I'd prefer anything off "Synthetica" or "Grow Up and Blow Away" or "Fantasies." I'm happy they are continuing to experiment, though. 

I'm not sure when the new Metric album is coming out, but I am seeing them with Imagine Dragons (gulp) in July, sooooo. I guess soon. 

 I thought they were touring with Guns and Roses for a moment, and nearly screamed. Just FYI.

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