Live It Out

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Live It Out
Live it Out - Cover.jpg
Studio album by Metric
Released September 27, 2005
Recorded at Metalworks Studios, Mississauga, ON
Genre Indie rock, new wave
Length 40:54
Label Last Gang Records
Producer James Shaw
Metric chronology
Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?
Live It Out
Grow Up and Blow Away
Singles from Live It Out
  1. "Monster Hospital"
    Released: 2006
  2. "Poster of a Girl"
    Released: 2006
  3. "Handshakes (Promo only)"
    Released: 2006
  4. "Empty"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
MusicOMH 5/5 stars[2]
NME (8/10)[3]
No Ripcord (8/10)[4]
Pitchfork Media (4.2/10)[5]
Uncut Magazine 4/5 stars[6]

Live It Out is the second album released by the Canadian indie rock band Metric. It was released in September 27, 2005 on Last Gang Records. The album has sold 45,000 copies in the U.S.,[7] and went platinum in Canada selling 100,000 units.[8]

Live It Out was shortlisted for the 2006 Polaris Music Prize and nominated for "Alternative Album of the Year" at Juno Awards 2006. The album was also chosen as one of's Top 100 Editor's Picks of 2005 and the 38th best album of 2006 by NME.[9]

There were three singles (and videos) released from the album: "Monster Hospital", "Poster of a Girl" and "Empty". "Handshakes" was a radio promo, released only in Canada.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Metric[10]

No. Title Length
1. "Empty"   5:55
2. "Glass Ceiling"   3:55
3. "Handshakes"   3:06
4. "Too Little Too Late"   4:22
5. "Poster of a Girl"   4:44
6. "Monster Hospital"   3:30
7. "Patriarch on a Vespa"   4:32
8. "The Police and the Private"   3:43
9. "Ending Start"   3:20
10. "Live It Out"   3:43


Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers[14] 37
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums[15] 44