B. Breakin Hearts
Digital Bonus: Oh
On the genre-smashing Whatshewants, Metric's productions have become more assured, as have the range of influences he brings
into his music. Inspired by everything from Jacques Le Cont and Daft Punk to his obsession with bad 80's records and krautrock
rhythms, Metric chops up the beats 'n vocals here like if he were Prince signed to Ed Banger. Slamming tracks like "Oh"
percolate with ironic electro-pop synths and brash hip-hop attitude, while "Breakin Hearts" seduces with chunky guitar
glitch given the trademark Metric acid wash. The e.p.'s cheeky power culminates in the title track, "Whatshewants,"
a squelching dancefloor stormer whose chunky hooks bring rude rock intensity to electronic club thump.