Live It Out

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Live It Out
Live it Out - Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 27, 2005
RecordedMetalworks Studios, Mississauga, ON
GenreIndie rock, new wave
LabelLast Gang Records
ProducerJames 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"
    Released: 2006 (promo only)
  4. "Empty"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
MusicOMH5/5 stars[2]
No Ripcord(8/10)[4]
Uncut4/5 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 US,[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 tracks are written by Metric[10].

2."Glass Ceiling"3:55
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 (2005) Peak
US Billboard Top Heatseekers[14] 37
US Billboard Independent Albums[15] 44


  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". Retrieved 2012-02-28.
  8. ^ "Gold and Platinum". Archived from the original on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
  9. ^ " End Of Year Lists 2006..." Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  10. ^ Track listing on
  11. ^ Discogs. "Metric – Live It Out CAT# TECI-21367 on Discog". Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  12. ^ Discogs. "Metric – Live It Out CAT# LADO 17182-2 on Discog". Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  13. ^ Discogs. "Metric – Live It Out CAT# NV 806211 on Discog". Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  14. ^ "Top Rock Songs & Charts, Rock Music Hits & Popular Rock Music Charts". Retrieved 2012-02-28.
  15. ^ "Top Rock Songs & Charts, Rock Music Hits & Popular Rock Music Charts". Retrieved 2012-02-28.