Art of Doubt

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Art of Doubt
Metric - Art of Doubt.jpg
Studio album by Metric
Released21 September 2018
RecordedGiant Studios
(Toronto, Ontario)
LabelMetric Music International
ProducerJustin Meldal-Johnsen
Metric chronology
Pagans in Vegas
Art of Doubt
Singles from Art of Doubt
  1. "Dark Saturday"
    Released: 13 July 2018
  2. "Dressed to Suppress"
    Released: 26 July 2018
  3. "Now or Never Now"
    Released: 4 September 2018

Art of Doubt is the seventh studio album by Canadian indie rock band Metric, which was released on 21 September 2018. The first single, "Dark Saturday", was released on 13 July 2018,[1] followed by "Dressed to Suppress" on 26 July,[2] and "Now or Never Now" on 4 September.[3] On 13 September NPR published a live stream of the album.[4]


Art of Doubt was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen, and recorded at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles, and at Metric's own studio, Giant Studio in Toronto.[5] The album design and cover are designed by longtime Metric collaborator Justin Broadbent.[6]

Critical response[edit]

Art of Doubt received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 73, based on 9 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[7]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[8]
The A.V. ClubB-[9]
Consequence of SoundC+[10]
Under The Radar7/10 stars[13]
Albumism2.5/5 stars[14]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Metric.

1."Dark Saturday"3:50
2."Love You Back"4:07
3."Die Happy"4:05
4."Now or Never Now"6:19
5."Art of Doubt"4:50
6."Underline the Black"4:35
7."Dressed to Suppress"5:42
9."Seven Rules"5:08
10."Holding Out"3:57
12."No Lights on the Horizon"6:34
Total length:58:16


Chart (2018) Peak
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[15] 6
Scottish Albums (OCC)[16] 61
US Billboard 200[17] 95


  1. ^ "Metric – "Dark Saturday"". Spin. 13 July 2018.
  2. ^ Legaspi, Althea (26 July 2018). "Watch Metric's Emotive Performance Video for 'Dressed to Suppress'". Rolling Stone.
  3. ^ "Metric – "Now Or Never Now"". Stereogum. 4 September 2018.
  4. ^ "First Listen: Metric, 'Art Of Doubt'". Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Metric details new album, Art Of Doubt, shares "Now Or Never Now": Stream". Consequence of Sound. 6 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Metric Know the Art of Doubt - A Journal of Musical Things". A Journal of Musical Things. 6 September 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Art of Doubt – Metric". Metacritic. Retrieved Sep 30, 2018.
  8. ^ Sendra, Tim. "AllMusic Review by Tim Sendra". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  9. ^ "A rare view of Prince, plus Metric and more in this week's new music". The A.V. Club. Sep 21, 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  10. ^ Sharples, Grant (September 19, 2018). "Metric's Art of Doubt Sees a Return to Guitars with Mixed Results". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  11. ^ Alger, Anna (Sep 18, 2018). "Metric - Art of Doubt". Exclaim!. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  12. ^ St. Asaph, Katherine. "Metric - Art of Doubt". Pitchfork. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  13. ^ the Raven, Matt. "Metric - Art of Doubt". Under the Radar. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  14. ^ Lopez, Samantha. "Metric Play It Loud and Safe with 'Art of Doubt'". Albumism. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  15. ^ "Metric Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  17. ^ "Metric Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 2, 2018.