I was an early fan of Metric, at least for a non-Canadian. When their first full-length debuted (Old World Underground, Where Are You Now) it was my go-to CD for months. Nearly a decade on I’m a little surprised they’re still around. I figured the retro-synthpop sound would fall out of favor, but they’re one of many acts proving that the genre still has plenty of life and fun. Metric aren’t just treading water, either–Emily Haines and company have become better songwriters and have some of the best-produced albums in pop. If you want to bop around in your chair, give it a listen.