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?
(2003)Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?2003
Live It Out
(2005)
Grow Up and Blow Away
(2007)Grow Up and Blow Away2007
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 Amazon.com'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 tracks written 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

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Metric – Live It Out - Album Reviews - musicOMH". 
  3. ^ NME review
  4. ^ "Metric: Live It Out - Music Review - No Ripcord". 
  5. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  6. ^ Uncut Magazine review
  7. ^ "Information Not Found". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  8. ^ "Gold and Platinum". Cria.ca. Archived from the original on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  9. ^ "Rocklist.net...NME End Of Year Lists 2006...". Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  10. ^ Track listing on amazon.co.uk
  11. ^ Discogs. "Metric – Live It Out CAT# TECI-21367 on Discog". Discogs.com. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  12. ^ Discogs. "Metric – Live It Out CAT# LADO 17182-2 on Discog". Discogs.com. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  13. ^ Discogs. "Metric – Live It Out CAT# NV 806211 on Discog". Discogs.com. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Top Rock Songs & Charts, Rock Music Hits & Popular Rock Music Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  15. ^ "Top Rock Songs & Charts, Rock Music Hits & Popular Rock Music Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28.