In honor of Metric’s appearance promoting their new album “Fantasies” on David Letterman just now, here is the song in which Metric’s lead singer Emily Haines first completely mesmerized me (and many others). Her voice and performances are so completely alluring that I keep going back and listening to her even though her song writing only inconsistently lives up to her gifts with phrasing and singing. While her work with her regular band Metric and her solo act as Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton is frequently maddeningly close to being really good without really getting there, this Broken Social Scene song with her on lead is just a full rush of perfect.
Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl
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