Metric is a Canadian band with a very strong personality. They have four studio albums so far, the latest, Fantasies being my favorite. It is pretty rare that I like the kind of music that women sing, but Metric is an outstanding exception. Emily Haines does not have the kind of powerful voice that is needed to compete in American Idol and the like, but who can bear that kind of singing the length of an album anyway? She throws in really original melodies and the rest of the band isn’t just “tagging along”. Real good music.